BATON ROUGE, La. — An unexpectedly busy Tuesday for the LSU basketball program continued as CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish reported that new LSU head coach Will Wade is adding Wichita State assistant coach Greg Heiar to the Tigers’ coaching staff.
Heiar has spent the last six years under Gregg Marshall in Wichita, helping turn the Shockers into one of the nation’s premier mid-major programs.
Heiar’s primary focus was on guards, and he helped groom the backcourt of Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker that led Wichita to the 2013 Final Four and then an undefeated regular season the following year.
Prior to his hire at Wichita State in 2011, Heiar was at Southern Miss for two seasons. He’s also got plenty of experience in junior college circles, coaching power Chipola (Fla.) Junior College from 2004-09.
Earlier on Tuesday, sophomore guard Antonio Blakeney announced that he is declaring for the NBA Draft. Prior to that, former VCU commit Mayan Kiir, a 6-foot-10 power forward, announced he was going to join Wade at his new school.