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Rutgers Picks Up LSU Transfer Aundre Hyatt

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NOV 13 LSU at VCU Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Former Rutgers target and now also former LSU Tiger Aundre Hyatt announced Sunday night he has committed to Rutgers as a transfer. Hyatt, a Bronx, NY native, made the announcement via his Instagram account.

Hyatt, listed as a 6-foot-6, 225-pound guard, finished last season averaging 4.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Tigers while averaging 16 minutes per game. He played in 24 games and started in 15, while averaging 44.7 percent from the field and 0.3 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. Overall, Hyatt played in 53 games for the Tigers and averaged 13.2 minutes per game while scoring 2.9 points and grabbing 2.5 rebounds per game.

Hyatt played his best game of his college career thus far against St. Bonaventure in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. He notched a career-high in points (13), rebounds (10), blocks (4), and assists (2) in LSU’s victory in the first round. Despite playing for two years in Baton Rogue, he will have three years of eligibility available thanks to the COVID-19 extra year provided by the NCAA.

Hyatt was originally slated to be a member of the class of 2019, but later decided he would forgo his senior season and pick between three schools (LSU, Rutgers, and Seton Hall). He was a three-star composite recruit per 247Sports, but Rivals had him as high as a four-star.

Hyatt was the No. 15 ranked player in New York per 247Sports composite and the No. 82 small forward in his class. He had a long offer list that included among others: USC, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, TCU, St. John’s, South CArolina, Providence, Pittsburgh, Oregon, Louisville, Iona, Georgia Tech, and Florida State.

While not clear at this point where he will land in the rotation, it is likely Hyatt will fill the missing role of Montez Mathis and Jacob Young following their departures. The Scarlet Knights will still have four remaining scholarship slots available on the roster to fill.