Every year, we have a growing group of top college basketball players transferring. This off-season, McNeese’s Kalob Ledoux, the team’s leading scorer, is looking to move on up.
Ledoux averaged 15 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Cowboys as a sophomore. He shot 37.4-percent from three and 80.3-percent from the free throw line.
For his efforts, Ledoux earned third-team All-Southland Conference for the season. Now, he’ll look to continue his career at a bigger program.
News broke that he was leaving McNeese on Sunday. Now, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, he is hearing from four bigger programs: Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, and UNLV.
McNeese State transfer Kalob Ledoux told ESPN he has heard from Indiana, Missouri, Nevada and UNLV thus far. Averaged 15 ppg this past season as a sophomore.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 21, 2018
Ledoux comes from Port Barre, Louisiana, so there isn’t a ton to be gained by location. McNeese is just over 90 miles from his hometown.
Kalob Ledoux scored double-digit points in 21 of McNeese’s 28 games.
He topped 20 points six times on the year. Ledoux had a season-high 34 points and added seven rebounds on February 3 against Northwestern State.
He was a double-digit scorer as a freshman as well. He averaged 11.9 points per game, and had high shooting percentages from the field (45.4) and three-point range (38.5) with a smaller load of the offense that year.
We still have time for other schools to get involved here. Of the four schools that have already been identified, only Nevada is still playing.
The Wolf Pack are set to take on Loyola-Chicago in the Sweet 16 this week. Missouri made the NCAA Tournament but lost in the first round to Florida State, while UNLV and Indiana did not participate in the post-season.
We’ll have more as Ledoux narrows his options down. There should be plenty of other big transfers coming available in the coming weeks as well.