BATON ROUGE, La. — The second-best high school basketball player in Louisiana will be staying in state.
Galen Alexander, a small forward out of Lafayette Christian Academy, signed his letter of intent to play basketball at LSU Thursday night. 247 Sports has Alexander ranked as the No. 17 small forward in the country and the No. 94 overall player.
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“We are also excited about Galen Alexander and his family joining our Tiger family,” LSU coach Johnny Jones said. “He will bring a physical presence to our lineup on the perimeter that will impact our team on both ends of the floor offensively and defensively. He has the ability to score from the perimeter as well as inside. He has really good ball-handling skills and great passing ability.
“On the defensive end, because of his size and strength, he can guard multiple positions and we look forward to Galen joining us and impacting our program in a year.”
Alexander started his high school experience at Breaux Bridge High School. In his first year at Lafayette Christian last season, Alexander averaged 15.9 points per game for a team that went to the state semifinals.
The 6-foot-6 forward will join a team stocked with experience at small forward including Aaron Epps and Wayde Sims, as well as guard Brandon Sampson who often stretches out to forward.