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LSU lands surprise hoops commitment

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Johnny O'Bryant, a 6-9, 235 big man from Cleveland, Mississippi, committed today to play for LSU.  Rivals has him as the #8 Power Forward in the nation and the #38 overall prospect.

This is big, surprising, great news for a 2011 hoops class that nobody expected to be anything more than John Isaac.

I've watched a few of his highlight reels, and I haven't seen a single dunk.  Instead, he gets the job done with lay-ups and put-ins.  He's got great touch in the paint, and that can make a huge difference- you can't just wait for easy dunk opportunities.  Rivals also says he has "as strong a motor as any big man in the country".

He also has an Irish name.  If he was from Mobile, I'd call him "The Leprechaun".