LSU basketball coach Will Wade picked up another experienced player for the upcoming season Saturday when Southern Utah graduate transfer Randy Onwuasor tweeted that he will join the Tigers.
Onwuasor, a 6-foot-3 guard who played one season at Southern Utah, gives Wade a high-scoring threat from the wing after he ranked fifth in Division I this past season at 23.6 points per game.
The Inglewood, California, native also averaged 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.5 steals for SUU, which went 6-27. He made 82.7 percent of his free-throw attempts.
Onwuasor put his name into the NBA draft this spring, but then withdrew and obtained his release from Southern Utah. He will be immediately eligible.
Onwuasor announced July 25 that he would visit Gonzaga on Aug. 1, South Carolina on Aug. 4 and LSU on Aug. 8.
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But he altered his plans and visited with Wade and his staff Wednesday and Thursday before making his decision Saturday.
Onwuasor played his first two seasons at Texas Tech, then sat out what would have been his junior year as a redshirt before starring at Southern Utah this past season.
He was named Big Sky Conference newcomer of the year after scoring 20 points or more in 22 of the 33 games he played in. He poured in at least 30 points in seven games, with a season high of 43 in a 109-105, triple-overtime upset of Montana State in the Big Sky tournament.
Onwuasor also claimed a season-high 15 rebounds to go with 27 points in a loss to Weber State.
Wade, who has one scholarship available for next season, also signed former North Texas forward Jeremy Combs as a grad transfer in April. Like Onwuasor, Combs will be eligible this season.