BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU basketball team will be without another holdover from the Johnny Jones era in 2017-18.
Rising senior point guard Jalyn Patterson announced his intent to redshirt for the 2017-18 season Wednesday. Patterson will have one year of eligibility remaining once his redshirt is up. According to the official university release, the point guard will explore his options as far as future eligibility, inferring there is a chance that Patterson could transfer.
Patterson averaged 5.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in LSU’s disastrous 2016-17 basketball season, a campaign that ended with Jones losing his job and the Tigers hiring Will Wade to run the program. Since Wade took over, LSU has seen an unprecedented rate of roster turnover. Patterson is the seventh player from 2016-17 who will not participate in the 2017-18 season. This mark includes two seniors and a departure for the NBA from sophomore Antonio Blakeney.
The Tigers brought in three guards in their most recent recruiting class. Replacing the likes of Blakeney and Patterson, among others, will be new LSU basketball faces Tremont Waters, Brandon Rachal and Daryl Edwards. Edwards is a junior college transfer, while Waters is a Wade signee and Rachal is a holdover from Jones’ final signing class.
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