LSU misses on sweepstakes for big-time transfer Zyon Pullin

LSU was in the mix for one of the best available transfer portal players in the country, former UC Riverside guard Zyon Pullin. ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported Tuesday that Pullin was down to two schools: LSU and Florida.

Ultimately, the Gators won out. Pullin opted to head to Gainesville, informing Borzello of his commitment.

It’s not exactly a surprise. Florida had Pullin on campus for an official visit this weekend. It seems LSU will not get the 6-foot-4 fifth-year player on campus.

A three-year starter at UC Riverside, Pullin earned first-team All-Big West honors in 2022-23 while averaging 18.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists.

LSU still has a very solid transfer class, headlined by Tulane guard Jalen Cook — who returns after beginning his career with the Tigers — as well as Santa Clara guard Carlos Stewart, Nevada center Will Baker, Vanderbilt forward Jordan Wright and former Kentucky forward and five-star recruit Daimion Collins.

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