LSU Gold
Position
Forward
Height
6'10
Weight
225 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Holly Springs, Miss.
High School
Holly Springs HS
Previous School
Mississippi St.
Experience
TR

Transferred to LSU after two seasons at Mississippi State … Three seasons of eligibility remaining because of the pandemic.

SOPHOMORE SEASON – MISSISSIPPI STATE (2021-22)
Averaged 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds, starting three games … Played in 25 games … Best of nine rebounds against Georgia State (12/14) … Also scored in double figures in that game with 10 points on a perfect night from the field, 3-of-3 with one trey … Also, three assists, no turnovers and three steals in 33 minutes … Four career double figure scoring games … In two years has played 44 games with 13 starts … 17 career threes made.

FRESHMAN SEASON – MISSISSIPPI STATE (2020-21)
Fountain posted 5.4 points, 3.0 rebounds … Shot 48.2 percent from the field (40-of-83), 38.5 percent from three-point territory (15-of-39) and 63.6 percent at the foul line (7-of-11) … Appeared in 19 games and was a member of MSU’s starting five during 10 of the team’s last 12 games … Fifth on the team in scoring … Two of his three games in double figures came during run to NIT Finals … Scored 100 of his 102 points (98.0 percent), grabbed 54 of his 57 rebounds (94.7 percent) and played in 366 of his 374 minutes (97.9 percent) during the team’s last 16 games (Jan. 30-March 28) … Season high with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds against LSU (Feb. 10) … 15 of the 20 points came in the first half … Provided 10 points and a season-high three steals against Saint Louis (March 20) in NIT Round of 16 … Scored 15 points with six rebounds versus Louisiana Tech (March 27) during NIT Semifinals.

PRIOR TO MISSISSIPPI STATE, LSU
A versatile wing man who is a strong shooter, passer, rebounder and defender … Prepped under Kenzaki Jones and Sylvester Kilgore at Holly Springs High School in Holly Springs, Mississippi … Posted 23.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game as a senior in 2019-20 season … Holly Springs went 28-5 en route to the MHSAA Class 3A state semifinals in 2019-20 … Listed among 2019-20 “Dandy Dozen” by Jackson Clarion-Ledger … A two-time All-State selection and Class 3A District 2 Most Valuable Player … 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a junior … Holly Springs was the MHSAA Class 3A state runner-up in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

PERSONAL
Birthdate is July 12, 2002 … Right handed … Born in Memphis, Tennessee … Mother is Bernita Fountain and Father Truman Deberry … Two siblings: Kendrick and Terinni Fountain … Mother was a two-year basketball letter winner at Southern Miss … Anticipated major at LSU is human development/family science … Favorite food is chicken wings … Favorite pro basketball player is Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics his favorite pro team.

Single Game Highs (at Mississippi State)
Points – 20, vs. LSU, 2/10/21
Rebounds – 9, vs. Georgia State, 12/14/21
Assists – 3, vs. LA Tech, 3/27/21
Steals – 3, twice
Blocks – 2, twice
FG Made – 8, vs. LSU, 2/10/21
FG Attempts – 12, vs. LSU, 2/10/21
3 FG Made – 4, vs. LSU, 2/10/21
3 FG Attempts – 7, vs. LSU, 2/10/21
FT Made – 4, vs. South Carolina, 2/24/21
FT Attempts – 5, vs. South Carolina, 2/24/21

Top Scoring Games (at Mississippi State)
1. 20 — vs. LSU, 2/10/21
2. 15 — vs. Louisiana Tech, 3/27/21
3. 10 — vs. Saint Louis, 3/20/21
3. 10 — vs. Georgia State, 12/14/21
5. 9 — at South Carolina, 2/6/21
6. 7 — four times

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