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Former VCU head coach Will Wade cheers on his team

LSU basketball: Tigers land impact Southern Utah transfer Randy Onwuasor

Joe Clarkin

Despite having the no. 1 pick in the NBA Draft just two seasons ago, it has been a rough couple of years for LSU basketball. But with the hiring of former VCU head coach Will Wade, a new era has begun in Baton Rouge, and there is plenty of reason for optimism.

Along with being a fresh face, Wade has a reputation as a very good recruiter, and he figures to bring in plenty of talent to the program. He earned a big lift in that area on Saturday, as LSU landed the commitment of impact graduate transfer Randy Onwuasor, formerly from Southern Utah:

Onwuasor put up big numbers in 2016-17, averaging 23.6 points per game for the Thunderbirds. He broke out in a big way, after averaging just 2.9 and 4.2 points per game, respectively, in his first two seasons.

Despite that huge scoring average, Onwuasor has some work to do in terms of efficiency, as he shot just 41 percent from the field, and 31 percent from three, last season. Perhaps in a lesser role on a more talented LSU team, Onwuasor will be able to find a happy medium between scoring and efficiency.