LSU coach Will Wade took a significant step forward with his rebuilding project on Thursday with the signing of power forward Mayan Kiir.
The Tigers added the 6-foot-10 prospect to their roster after confirming the receipt of a national letter of intent Thursday morning via official release from the school. He was previously committed to play for VCU, which was Wade’s last coaching stop prior to taking the LSU gig last month.
“We are happy to have Mayan Kiir as an LSU Tiger,” said Wade, per the release. “He has tremendous upside after a high school and AAU career in which he was extremely well-coached in a system that is similar to what we will have here at LSU. He’s got good range. He’s tremendous on the offensive and defensive boards. He’s terrific defensively and we look forward to him joining our team for the coming season.”
Kiir is a 3-star prospect from South Sudan who played for Florida prep school Victory Rock. He averaged 13.4 points and 8.2 rebounds there.
Prior to his work at the high school, he lived in Sydney, Austrailia and played for the Australian national team.
He rates the No. 153 overall player in the Class of 2017 according to the 247Sports composite rankings, though he ranks as high as No. 95 on the ESPN recruiting list.