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LSU picks up five-star commitment

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LSU added a five-star prospect to his 2015 recruiting class on Friday.

Shooting guard Antonio Blakeney committed the Tigers over Kentucky and Missouri, announcing his intentions on ESPNU. He had decommitted from Louisville in September and reopened his recruitment.

“It was my relationship with the coaches and the plan they have for the program,” Blakeney said. “They’ve been only been there a few years, but it’s up and coming. It’s a football school, but they’re trying to change the culture. I want to be a part of that.”

The 6-foot-4 Blakeney also considered North Carolina, North Carolina State and Oregon and others had been involved since his decommitment from Louisville in September.

Blackney, who is from Florida, joins No. 1 overall prospect Ben Simmons in the LSU class. The two play on the same AAU team.

“It factored in a lot,” Blakeney said of his AAU teammate’s commitment to LSU. “I know how good he is, how good he can make a team. Me and him together can take a lot of stress off each other on the court. We have good chemistry on and off the court.”

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