Jones expects new arrivals to help LSU into NCAAs
BATON ROUGE - Johnny Jones says one of the key challenges in his third season as LSU's coach will be trying to win games while learning about a team full of new players in prominent roles.
Jones, who spoke during LSU's media day on Wednesday, is trying to end what has grown to a six-year stint without an NCAA tournament bid for the Tigers.
LSU returns just two players who averaged more than 12 minutes last season - forward Jordan Mickey and swingman Jarell Martin.
The three newcomers projected to play significant minutes are transfer point guard Josh Gray, transfer shooting guard Keith Hornsby and freshman center Elbert Robinson.
Jones says practice has been promising, but he won't really know what kind of team he has until LSU gets into its schedule.
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