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Men’s Basketball Signs Two Players on Early Signing Day

LSU currently has another top-10 recruiting class

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Early signing day for college basketball began Wednesday and LSU got letters of intent from two members of its 2021 signing class which is currently ranked 10 nationally.

Jerrell Colbert, a center from Germantown, Tenn., and Brandon Murray, a shooting guard from Baltimore, both signed with LSU on the first day of the early signing period. Colbert is a four-star prospect and the No. 46 player overall in the 2021 recruiting class; Murray is a three-star and ranked No. 225 overall.

Colbert played his junior season in San Antonio and averaged 12 points and 11 rebounds; he’ll finish his high school career at Houston High School, which is about half an hour outside of Memphis. Colbert is Tennessee’s No. 1 prospect and a top-10 center nationally. Jerry Meyer, 247’s director of basketball scouting, projects Colbert as a first round pick in the NBA draft and had this to say in a January evaluation.

Thin but has great length for a skilled power forward. Very mobile and a quality athlete. Has good footwork offensively. Can score facing up off dribble and can score turning to either shoulder. Adequate ball handler and passer at this point. Has potential as a jump shooter and potential overall offensively. Good rebounder and top notch shot blocker. High ceiling as a prospect. Does need to fill out some and get stronger.

Brandon Murray will also spend his senior season playing for a new school. Murray will enroll at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He committed to LSU on August 14 and was the first to officially send his letter of intent to the basketball program.

“We are glad to have Brandon Murray signing with LSU Basketball,” Will Wade said. “Brandon is a prolific scorer and shooter. He is one of the hardest workers that I have ever recruited. He is a rugged, tough player on both ends. His ability to score makes him an exciting addition to our team for the 2021-22 season.”

LSU is also expecting one more signature from Alex Fudge, a small forward from Jacksonville. Fudge is also a four-star player, No. 44 overall, and would be LSU’s highest rated prospect if he does indeed sign on Monday, November 16.