LSU was dealt a crushing blow on Thursday morning when freshman star Brandon Murray hit the transfer portal, and they took another on Thursday afternoon, as star guard Xavier Pinson hit the portal.
The news was first reported by Verbal Commits.
Pinson spent his first three years at Missouri before electing to head to LSU this season, where he averaged just under 10 points, five assists and two steals. His play helped the Tigers reach the Top 10 in the early polls, and his injury coincided with a mid-season struggle for LSU.
When he committed to LSU last summer, he chose the Tigers over interest from schools such as Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and others.
He immediately will become one of the most coveted players in the portal.