Dupree joins LSU basketball staff

LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones announced Monday that former Tigers standout Ronald Dupree, who played 10 years of pro ball, has been named a student assistant for the upcoming season.

The 33-year-old Dupree, who played for LSU from 1999 to 2003, has returned to school to complete his degree work and will follow a similar path to what Jones did in his first year on the Tigers’ staff under Dale Brown during the 1984-85 season.

“We’re excited about Ronald Dupree’s addition to our staff as he continues to pursue his degree in electrical engineering,” Jones said in a news release. “He has shown through our camps and clinics his passion and desire to be involved in coaching, and we look forward to his participation with our team as a student assistant coach this year.”

A three-time All-SEC selection, Dupree, who helped lead the Tigers to an SEC title as a freshman in 2000, still ranks ninth in LSU history in both career scoring (13.4) and rebounding (7.0).

He played six seasons in the NBA with Detroit, Chicago, Minnesota and Toronto and also played professionally in Israel.

LSU battles SFA

to 0-0 tie in soccer

The LSU Tigers kept Stephen F. Austin goalkeeper Morgan Glick busy with 26 shot attempts and 10 shots on target in a heated Monday Night Futbol match at the LSU Soccer Stadium, but the home side was unable to find the back of the net in 110 minutes of action while playing the visiting Lady ’Jacks to a 0-0 draw.

The Tigers (3-2-1) held the upper hand in the run of play for much of the night, but were unable to break through the Stephen F. Austin (2-2-1) defense through two halves and two extra time periods as they are now 4-1-1 in six meetings all-time with the three-time defending Southland Conference Champions.

LSU to begin a four-game road swing Thursday to face No. 23 BYU

Civil rights leaders want Hawks’ meeting

ATLANTA — Civil rights leaders in Atlanta say they will ask for a meeting with Hawks officials after the disclosure of a racially charged email written by the basketball team’s co-owner.

The Rev. Markel Hutchins said Monday that he would ask for a meeting to discuss what he believes is a racist attitude permeating the organization.

The criticism came after Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson announced Sunday that he would sell his controlling interest in the team, in part because of an email he wrote two years ago, offering a theory that black fans were keeping away white fans.

At a news conference Monday morning, Hutchins said he had not yet requested the meeting.

Pistons officially announce Monroe deal

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Greg Monroe says he is looking forward to playing for Stan Van Gundy after signing a qualifying offer to stay with the Detroit Pistons.

Van Gundy took over as Detroit’s coach and team president this offseason, and the Pistons were unable to sign Monroe to a long-term contract. They officially announced Monday that the restricted free agent had signed the team’s $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer.

Monroe says: “I look forward to playing for coach Van Gundy and his staff. He has a proven track record and I’m excited about working with my teammates to get better and prepare for the season.”

Compiled from news releases and The Associated Press