BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - New LSU coach Kim Mulkey has persuaded one of her top former Baylor recruits to follow her move to the Lady Tigers.
Hannah Gusters, a 6-foot-5 former McDonald’s All-American who was among the top rated high school centers in the nation in 2020, is transferring to LSU, Mulkey announced on Saturday.
Gusters, who spent one season at Baylor, has four years of eligibility remaining and will be immediately eligible for the Tigers.
“This is a great opportunity to be part of Coach Mulkey’s first team at LSU and to do whatever I can to help bring our program back to the national spotlight,” Gusters said. “I trust Coach Mulkey and I know what she can do. She built the Baylor program from the ground up and I’m just excited to be part of what she’s going to do at LSU.”
Gusters had six double-figure scoring games in her lone season at Baylor, scoring as many as 22 points in a game. She also had a high of 10 rebounds in a victory over Kansas.
“Hannah was one of the top post players coming out of high school a year ago,” said Mulkey, who was hired by LSU last weekend after spending two decades at Baylor, where she won three national championships.
“Hannah made tremendous strides as a freshman and we look for her to continue that success in Baton Rouge,” Mulkey said.
Gusters has been invited tryout of for the U.S. Basketball’s 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup Team in Denver this month.
When Gusters played for MacArthur High School in Dallas, she was ranked as the nation’s 16th-best prospect as a senior, when she averaged 22.1 points and 10.3 rebounds, and was named Miss Basketball for the state of Texas.
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