Story Poster
Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
LSU Basketball

KJ Williams to sign with LSU

May 5, 2022

Former Murray State forward and Ohio Valley Conference player of the year KJ Williams has announced via Instagram that he will sign with LSU.

Last season, the 6-10, 245-pound forward led the Racers in scoring with 18 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game.

“I am incredibly proud to officially welcome KJ Williams and his entire family to LSU,” said Coach McMahon. “KJ perfectly fits the profile of what we are building in Baton Rouge … elite talent, high character, great toughness, unselfish teammate, and the ability to impact winning. It has been very rewarding to watch his development throughout his career.

“KJ is skilled in the post, effective in our ball screen system, and also shoots the ball extremely well from the three. I am so thankful for this unique opportunity to coach KJ for another year before he begins his professional career. We cannot wait for his arrival on campus this summer.”

He will have one year of eligibility.

This brings the scholarship total to 11 for LSU for the 2022-23 season as KJ Williams joins transfer signees Kendal Coleman of Northwestern State, Murray State teammates Justice Hill and Trae Hannibal, Cam Hayes of NC State and Derek Fountain of Mississippi State.

LSU has two members of its 2021-22 team scheduled to return in Mwani Wilkinson and Justice Williams.

The Tigers have also brought in prep signees Tyrell Ward (DeMatha Catholic), Jalen Reed (Southern California Academy) and Corneilous Williams (Combine Academy).


A post shared by KJ Williams (@kjwilliams.0)

subscribe Verify your student status
See Subscription Benefits
Trial only available to users who have never subscribed or participated in a previous trial.