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Mount Saint Joseph basketball star James Bishop commits to LSU

Mount Saint Joseph basketball player James Bishop has committed to play for Louisiana State University.
Mount Saint Joseph basketball player James Bishop has committed to play for Louisiana State University. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)

Mount Saint Joseph basketball star James Bishop, an All-Metro, second-team guard as a junior, has made a commitment to play for Louisiana State University.

Set to become a four-year varsity player this year, the 6-foot-2 Bishop averaged 18 points per game last season in his second as a starter for the Gaels. He’s rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN.

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“James has worked extremely hard on his game and he takes care of business as a student to put himself in this position. He is a high level shooter and scorer,” Mount Saint Joe coach Pat Clatchey said.

LSU, under coach Will Wade, went 18-15 last season and finished ninth in the Southeastern Conference with an 8-10 mark.

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It’s the third straight year that Mount Saint Joseph has produced a high Division I player, with Daryll Morsell and Jalen Smith — both at Maryland — preceding Bishop.

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