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Antonio Blakeney predicts NCAA title for LSU

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Antonio Blakeney and his fellow LSU basketball freshmen met with the Baton Rouge media for the first time yesterday, and Blakeney did not shy away from making the boldest of predictions for his first season. He told reporters, “I think we’re going to win the national championship.”

Once a Louisville commit, Blakeney flipped his decision in January to join the nation’s top recruit, Ben Simmons, in the Tigers’ recruiting class. Simmons reportedly held his own against James Harden and Anthony Davis in a Nike camp last week, so it’s not all that crazy to think LSU will be very good.

But a title? LSU’s been to only one Final Four in the last 30 years, and never played in the championship game. Hell, Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Jackson couldn’t even get LSU there.

Good luck to Blakeney, though. I admire the confidence. We’ll see you next season.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Antonio Blakeney predicts NCAA title for LSU



  1. Bullitt County UK fan
    7:07 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t see LSU being even as good as they were last year! Sure, they have talent, but it’s all too young, I’d say they’re 2-3 years out of being a title contender. With the loss of Martin and Mickey, they will lose that veteran core and let’s not forget, their coach is Johnny Jones. Some years Cal can’t get young talent to mesh together, much less Johnny Jones, one of the worst coaches in all of Division One in my mind.



  2. All aboot Murray
    7:31 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    If they still had Mickey & Martin, sure. Since they have neither, 2nd place in the SEC and maybe a Sweet 16 at most seems more likely.



  3. Bleed Blue
    8:33 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    “Simmons reportedly held his own against James Harden and Anthony Davis in a Nike camp last week” that means Harden and Davis were instructors and going half assed



  4. Roofus Howls
    9:23 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    Let’s make the NCAA tournament first. If they had a competent coach they would have been a Sweet 16 team the past 2 years and we all know what happened.



  5. Kevin C.
    1:36 am July 3, 2015 Permalink

    I predict NIT or 2nd rd. loss in NCAA.