With LSU head coach Will Wade “allegedly” caught with his hand in the cookie jar, his players are getting out of Baton Rouge as fast as they can this offseason.
This afternoon, freshman forward Emmitt Williams announced he would be putting his name in the NBA Draft, becoming the fifth Tiger to leave the program since their season ended.
Williams joins freshman forward Naz Reid, freshman guard Javonte Smart, sophomore guard Tremont Waters, and junior guard Skylar Mays as early entrants to the 2019 NBA Draft.
Senior forward Kavell Bigby-Williams is also graduating this year, meaning all six of LSU’s leading scorers will not be on the team next season.
After refusing cooperation with the school and the NCAA, Will Wade is expected to meet with officials from both parties tomorrow.
“There is a meeting scheduled tomorrow with Coach Wade, LSU officials and the NCAA within the parameters LSU first requested in early March,” LSU senior associate athletic director Robert Munson said in a statement. “University officials have made clear their expectation for full cooperation and transparency in this first step in a process toward resolution.”
The school suspended Wade back on March 8, just one day after Yahoo Sports reported that the LSU coach was caught via FBI wiretap back in 2017 discussing a “strong-ass offer” with aspiring agent Christian Dawkins to land a recruit, presumably Javonte Smart.
LSU only has three 2019 recruits signed for next season, with each of them being rated three stars or lower.