LSU women sign Oregon transfer

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LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell. Photo by

The LSU women’s basketball program has signed Tatum Neubert, a 6-2 forward who played her freshman season at Oregon.

Neubert will sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible to compete as a redshirt sophomore beginning in 2016-17. She will be able to practice with the Lady Tigers during the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Neubert, a native of Elizabeth, Colo., was a McDonald's High School All-America nominee and a Colorado Class 4A All-State first-team pick after she posted 22.7 points per game during her senior season at Elizabeth High School. She was a three-time conference Player of the Year recipient and three-time all-conference first-team selection.

Neubert played in 23 games, which included three starts for Oregon last season. She secured 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game during 11 non-conference games with the Ducks. Neubert garnered a season’s-best eight points against Central Michigan and collected a season-high five rebounds at UCLA.

“We’re excited to welcome Tatum to our LSU women’s basketball family,” Caldwell said. “She comes from a great family and is someone who is extremely easy to talk to and can get along with anyone. On the court, Tatum is a versatile player who can stretch the defense with her outside shooting ability. She also can rebound and be a physical player in the post. Tatum wants to pursue mass communication and the broadcast journalism field. Her electric smile and personality will enable her to succeed at that.”

LSU has collected four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, highlighted by a pair of NCAA Sweet 16 trips under Caldwell. The Lady Tigers also have secured a trio of 20-plus win seasons and have reached at least 10 SEC victories three times with Caldwell at the helm.