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Mount Saint Joseph basketball star James Bishop commits to LSU

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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