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UL's Justin Miller (55) announced on twitter Thursday that he's leaving the Ragin' Cajuns program before beginning his senior season with the program.

The UL Ragin' Cajuns basketball program announced Friday that Daytona State’s 6-foot-9, 220-pound sophomore Doudou Gueye has signed a national letter of intent to the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Gueye had previously visited or received offers from such schools as Oklahoma State, East Carolina, Arkansas and Texas Tech.

When Arkansas offered Gueye in October, Pig Trail Nation quoted Daytona State coach Brock Morris calling him a “power forward. He has more of a guard game than a post game, but he can take the smaller defender to the block.”

Prior to attending Daytona State, Gueye averaged 28 points and 14 rebounds as a college freshman in Japan. Gueye, a native of Senegal, averaged 11 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in his one season at Daytona State.

“Dou has a chance to be a special player over the next two years. He checks the boxes for what our program wants as a Ragin’ Cajun student-athlete both on and off the court.” UL coach Bob Marlin said. “He has the ability to impact the game in a variety of ways and is a great competitor.”

Morris was the director of basketball operations at UL from 2010-13.

In other basketball news this week, UL’s 6-foot-6 forward Justin Miller will not be playing his senior season of basketball with the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Making the announcement via Twitter, Miller revealed he’ll be “exploring other options” instead of returning for his senior season.

Miller averaged 9.0 points and 7.4 rebounds in playing 25.3 minutes a game as a junior. He started 26 of 32 games this past season.

As a sophomore, Miller averaged 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds, but started only two of 32 games.

During his freshman season, Miller averaged 11.1 points and 5.2 rebounds while starting 31 of 33 games.

“First off, I would like to thank everyone at the University of Louisiana, and the city of Lafayette for welcoming me with open arms 3 years ago,” Miller wrote via Twitter. “I made friendships that will last the rest of my life and for that I am grateful. With this being said I will be leaving the program and will explore other options that God will put in front of me. Thank you to all the people that support and believe in my decision.”