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LSU Basketball Players Talk Leonard Fournette

By Andrew Alexander, DIG Sports Editor

By now you’ve heard every superlative and form of adulation possible heaped upon LSU sophomore running back Leonard Fournette by countless college football analysts, writers and fans.

And for good reason.

Fournette leads the NCAA in rushing yards (864), touchdowns (11) and rushing yards per game (216) through four games this season.

But what about Fournette’s Tiger brethren, who spend their time in the PMAC? What does the LSU basketball team think about Fournette’s early season success?

LSU basketball players Ben Simmons, Keith Hornsby and Tim Quarterman shared their thoughts on LSU’s “football LeBron.”

Ben Simmons – Freshman Forward: “It’s surreal. It’s crazy just watching him out there and all the fans that go crazy when his name is called. Hopefully we’re able to do the same thing in the PMAC. It’s crazy the way he moves and the size. He has that speed and power at the same time, kind of like a football LeBron [James].”

Led by freshman phenom Ben Simmons, LSU basketball enters the season with high expectations. Photo courtesy LSUSports.net
Led by freshman phenom Ben Simmons, LSU basketball enters the 2015-2016 season with high expectations. Photo courtesy LSUSports.net

Keith Hornsby – Senior Guard: “Leonard, man he’s been spectacular! He lives in the same place I do, and I see him a good bit. He just walks to class like an ordinary guy. He’s been crushing it. He’s a man amongst boys. I’m just excited for him because he’s a really humble guy, a really good guy. He’s not the normal laid back cocky jock, hot shot jock type person. He’s outgoing, and I’m more than happy for him and what he’s done so far.”

Tim Quarterman – Junior Guard: “He’s going out there in beast mode. He’s going out there, and he’s playing extremely hard. A lot of people, after his freshman year, had a lot of comments to say about him, but he’s going out there and proving them all wrong and stuff like that. He’s doing what he needs to do.”

LSU basketball opens its season at the PMAC November 13 against McNeese State.


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