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Moon Landing At LSU

Former Baylor and Destrehan star Moon Ursin lands at LSU following coach Kim Mulkey back to Louisiana

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The LSU Lady Tigers picked up their biggest recruit so far in the Kim Mulkey era in graduate transfer Moon Ursin.

Ursin, a 5’ 6’ guard from Destrehan, was pivotal for Baylor last year starting every single game and averaging 12.3 points per game before taking over in the NCAA tournament.

During the tournament last year, Ursin averaged over 19 points per game and set her career high against Jackson State.

As talented as Ursin is on the court, she is easily just as talented off the court.

She was on the Big XII Honor Roll four times at Baylor and is planning on pursuing either nursing or becoming a doctor.

The allure of playing back in Louisiana was a big draw for Ursin. She had to hoped to play in the cancelled 2020 Final Four in New Orleans in front of her family and local friends. That did not happen.

“Just like me, Moon is coming home and we are thrilled to have her join our team,” Mulkey said. “Moon is an outstanding player and a wonderful person and she’s going to be a great addition to our team. Our fans are going to love watching her play – she can jump out of the gym, she has tremendous speed and quickness and she’s just an all-around exceptional athlete.”

Ursin was a standout at Destrehan High School, becoming the first player to be named Gatorade Player of the Year for Louisiana three times.

She capped her high school career with 2,901 points and led her teams to a combined mark of 121-8. Ursin is at 777 points and 437 rebounds in her collegiate career.