Position
Infield/outfield
Height
6'0
Weight
215 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Mandeville, La.
Previous School
Tulane
B/T
L
High School
Mandeville HS

Transfer from Tulane that will be eligible to play for LSU in 2012 … has big bat potential from the left side and creates great leverage with his body … has the potential to be a power threat similar to former LSU first baseman Matt Clark, who hit 28 homers in 2008 … launched nine homers in the Northwoods League in the summer of 2010

PRIOR TO LSU
A member of the Tulane baseball squad in 2009 and 2010 … Appeared in 30 games as a freshman in 2009 with 16 starts at first base or designated hitter … hit .229 on the season (16-for-70) with four home runs and a pair of doubles … drove in a career-high five runs with four hits and four runs in six at bats with three home runs against UCF (April 11) … scored two runs and drove in two more with his first career home run in the second game of a doubleheader against Wright State (Feb. 28).

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterman at Mandeville High School for coach Matthew Brown … was a four-time all-district selection in addition to earning all-state honors during his senior year … selected as a third-team all-American during his final campaign for the Skippers, a season that included a trip to the state tournament … earned all-district and all-St. Tammany Parish honors the last two seasons while ranking 148th nationally and as the No. 2 prospect in the state by PGCrossChecker.com … hit .405 as a junior in 2007, with eight home runs and 36 RBI en route to earning all-Metro recognition … was selected by USA Baseball to participate in the Tournament of Stars in Cary, N.C. … was also chosen as a 2008 Under Armour Preseason all-American.

PERSONAL
Full name is James Frank Bruno … parents are Robert and Maryann Bruno … has two older sisters and one older brother … majoring in sport administration-leadership at LSU … born January 6, 1990.

 

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