Former LSU guard Jalen Cook announces nearby transfer destination
About a week ago, LSU guard Jalen Cook entered the transfer portal. Now, he has announced his new program.
Cook said he would next play at Tulane.
“I want to thank LSU and all my brothers I made there. The memories made at LSU will last forever,” Cook wrote on social media.
Cook in his first year at LSU played in 20 games and averaged 3.1 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. He averaged 7.5 minutes per game with a pair of double figure games, including 10 versus Louisiana Tech and season high of 11 at Georgia.
Cook was part of a shakeup on the LSU roster recently, including six players to the NBA Draft and the NCAA transfer portal since the end of the season.
Coming out of Walker High School (Louisiana), he averaged 30 points during his senior year and was expected to have a growing role at LSU. He was limited while playing behind Cam Thomas and Jovante Smart as an offensive option during the 2020-2021 season.
In high school, he finished with over 3,200 points and was a 4-star recruit listed as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Louisiana and No. 16 in the nation at the position, according to the 247sports.com rankings.
— Jalen Cook ™ (@jalen3cook) April 24, 2021