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Thursday, April 18, 2013
3-star PF signs with LSU

By RecruitingNation

Senior power forward Brian Bridgewater (Baton Rouge, La./Scotlandville Magnet) ended his recruitment on Wednesday by signing his letter of intent with his hometown LSU Tigers.

Bridgewater announced his decision at a news conference then made it official with his signature. He chose the Tigers over Wichita State.

"LSU is the hometown school," Bridgewater told The Times-Picayune. "I didn't know too much about Wichita State. I knew it was in Kansas and that Kansas wasn't a great place to be in the wintertime. I just wanted to stay home."

Bridgewater averaged 15.1 points and 8.3 rebounds as a senior.

"We are excited about the addition of Brian Bridgewater to the LSU basketball program," said LSU men’s basketball head coach Johnny Jones. "With his versatility because of his size and strength, his ability to play inside and out will be an added dimension that will allow us flexibility on both ends of the floor offensively and defensively. It is always great to get student-athletes from championship caliber programs. He is part of a wonderful family, including his Mom (Debra) and his older brother (Brad) who had a very good career at LSU."

He joins a class that is currently ranked No. 10 in RecruitingNations's Top 40 class rankings.