LA Tech adds former McNeese guard Kalob Ledoux as transfer

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RUSTON – The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team added a high-scoring in-state product on Thursday as they announced the signing of guard Kalob Ledoux who will be transferring from McNeese State to play for the Bulldogs.

Ledoux, a native of Port Barre, Louisiana, is a 6-3, 215-pound combo guard that has spent the past two seasons in Lake Charles while leading the Cowboys in scoring each year and recently earning Third Team All-Southland Conference honors.

“We are excited to welcome Kalob Ledoux to the Louisiana Tech Family,” head coach Eric Konkol said. “We have been looking for a person who has big goals and is motivated to earn a degree here. Kalob fits that profile extremely well. He is a talented guard who competes, scores in a variety of ways and is a proud Louisianan.

“He has experience at the Division I level and has the opportunity to really develop this coming year. Kalob has a blue-collar mentality to improve and we are excited about the opportunity to help him become the best version of himself.”

As a sophomore for McNeese, he made 27 starts while averaging 15.0 points per game (ranked eighth in SLC) with 21 double-digit scoring games, including six 20+ scoring performances. A lot of his damage came from beyond the arc where he made 61 three-pointers, shooting 37 percent from deep.

In conference games only, he bumped up his scoring average to 17.1 points per game while shooting a tremendous 44 percent from three. The lefty shooter scored a career-high 34 points versus Northwestern State, hitting seven triples. He also averaged 4.3 rebounds per game for the 2017-18 season.

The year prior, Ledoux became the first freshman since Joe Dumars in 1982 to lead the Cowboys in scoring with an average of 11.9 points per contest. That season, he totaled 346 points which was the seventh most as a freshman in McNeese State history.

Ledoux went to Lafayette Christian Academy where he earned First Team Class 1A All-State, All-Acadiana and All-District honors. He was a member of back-to-back state finalist teams in 2015 and 2016, averaging 23.5 points as a senior and 21.6 points as a junior.

Per NCAA transfer rules, Ledoux will have to sit out the 2018-19 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining starting with the 2019-20 season.

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