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Wayde Sims Verbally Commits to LSU Basketball

University High basketball player commits to LSU and Johnny Jones.

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The Tigers added to their 2016 recruiting class on Sunday with the 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward Wayde Sims out of U-High in Baton Rouge. Sims was the Gatorade player of the year for the state of Louisiana this past season.

Sims, in addition to the Gatorade award, was the class 3A MVP and the 28th most outstanding player for 3A. Last season Sims averaged 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and made 62.8 percent of his shots from the field. He helped lead the U-High Cubs to their second straight state championship.

Sims played on the Louisiana Elite 17-Under squad in the spring. He average 15.7 points per game and 6.8 rebounds. Sims is listed as a 3-star recruit by He will likely play power forward for The Tigers.

Sims is also a legacy player. He will join his Father, Wayne, who played basketball at LSU in the 1980's and was a member for the 1986 Final Four team.