June 10th, 2011 09:14 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: LSU
Tags: Forward Storm Warren, Italy, LSU, Lynn Nance
Trent Johnson was pleased with LSU’s recently completed basketball tour of Italy.
“I thought it was very, very productive for our team,” the four-year Tigers coach said yesterday. “It was very physical. Our guys had every opportunity to — being put in pressure situations — to collapse and lose their aggressiveness, lose their confidence. They more than exceeded my expectations. We stayed the course. They were obviously a little tired, fatigued. There were some challenging times. It was more than a great experience. It was a productive time for our basketball team moving forward.”
Overall, things from Baton Rouge sound good. Especially for a program coming of back-to-back 20-loss seasons. But we’ll deduct a few points for the fact that some members of the team mingled with the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” while in Florence… upping the chances that someone might need penicillin shots this fall.
Perryn Keys of The Baton Rouge Advocate breaks down some specifics (that we’ll simplify for you below) right here. According to Keys:
1. Forward Storm Warren says the Tigers’ new motion offense — “more of a freeplay motion” — looked good overseas.
2. Assistant coach Lynn Nance has re-retired after just one season on LSU’s bench and he’s been replaced by Nick Robinson.
3. All three of LSU’s incoming freshmen are enrolled, on campus, and ready for summer school.
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