http://louisianastate.scout.com/2/1297936.html Tigernhornedland! Good to see you back buddy. I've been a bit slow the last month or so but here are a few updates with basketball as a whole. Coach JJ replaced Coach Kirby with UCLA assistant Korey McCray. This is a good hire for several reason. McCray is known for working with big men, most notably Dwight Howard, that's got to help with the recruiting pitch. Also I've read McCray was UCLA's lead with Victor Craig. Adding a coach who already has a relationship with Victor gives us a better chance. McCray has connections to the Atlanta area and the Atlanta Celtic's. I wish Kirby would have stayed longer but Memphis was his home and you can understand a coach going home but McCray on paper looks to be a great replacement. I'll say it again, when coach Jones was hired I wasn't thrilled but since his first week on the job coach JJ has had me excited about the possibilities with the things he's putting in place. You can see Coach JJ is trying to make LSU a basketball school. Recruiting wise Coach JJ himself has connections in the DFW area, a hotbed for hoops. McCray has connections in the ATL area, a hotbed for hoops. Coach Patrick gives us some international flavor and Coach JJ did a great job of grabbing two of the best Louisiana players in 2013 and I think he can continue to do that in years to come with the buzz he has created around LSU hoops. 2013 recruiting hasn't died yet...LSU has interest from Keith Hornsby a 6'4 PG. Hornsby played for UNC-Ashville last season and would be a transfer who would have to sit out the 13-14 season. Hornsby put 15ppg 4rpg and 3apg. When looking at guys who played at smaller schools, I like to look at their stat lines against bigger schools. Against Tenn Hornsby had 9 points 1 assist and 1 rebound...Against #16 at the time NC State he had 23 points 4 assist and 1 rebound on 8-14 shooting (nice!)...against #7 Ohio St he had 26 points 1 assist and 5 rebounds on 9-12 shooting...St. Johns 14 points 5 assist and 4 rebounds with 6-14 shooting. I guess the point is he can play with the big boys. Lastly Morehead St is opening a pipeline to LSU. Last week Corban Collins signed to play for Morehead St who also picked up Jalen Cortney about a month ago. Both will have to sit out a year but should see good minutes for a pretty decent mid major. I wish the two ex tigers lots of luck!