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Position
Forward
Height
6'8
Weight
216 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Los Angeles, Calif.
High School
Garfield HS
Previous School
Cincinnati

All-SEC First Team, 2022
SEC Sixth Man of the Year, 2022
AP Honorable Mention All-America, 2022
SI Third Team All-America, 2022

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2021-22)
Tari Eason was an easy choice for league Sixth Man of the Year as the transfer from Cincinnati averaged 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.9 steals a game … Averaged 24.4 minutes per game … Started four games at a time when point guard Xavier Pinson was injured … Played in 33 of 34 games, missing the Lipscomb game (12/22) with back spasms … 29 games scoring in double figures … Had 11 straight games in double figures from Jan. 15 to Feb. 19 and then finished the season with double figures in the last six games … 11 games of 20 or more topped by 26 at Alabama (1/19), 25 at Texas A&M (2/8), 24 at Arkansas (3/2) and vs. Tennessee (1/8), 23 vs. Mississippi State (2/12) and vs. Georgia Tech (12/11) … In February had four straight games of 21 or more in league play … Seven double doubles, giving him eight for his two years of college basketball … Four 20-10 games during the year – 24-12 vs. Tennessee (1/8), 26-10 at Alabama (1/19), 25-12 at Texas A&M (2/8) and 21-10 at South Carolina (2/19) … Eason’s four 20-10 games are the most by an LSU player in one season since the 2015 season when Jordan Mickey had eight for LSU and Jarell Martin posted five … 11 games of three steals or more topped by five vs. Ohio (12/1) and at Vanderbilt (2/5) … Shot 52.1 percent from the field (190-of-365), including 16-of-30 in the postseason … Made 28 three-pointers and an impressive 80.3 percent from the free throw line (151-of-188). Over the last nine games of the season was 50-of-56 from the line … Named a semifinalist for Naismith Defensive Player of the Year … Sixth in the SEC in scoring, ninth in rebounds, fourth in field goal percentage, seventh in free throw percentage, T4 in steals, ninth in blocked shot average, ninth in offensive rebound average (2.27).

PRIOR TO LSU
At UC: Started eight of 23 games, averaging 7.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals … Averaged 19.5 minutes a game … All-AAC freshman team selection … Ranked among AAC leaders in blocks (4th, 1.3), offensive rebounds (4th, 2.3), total rebounds (9th) … Registered his first collegiate double-double with a season-high 20 points and season-best 13 rebounds, shooting 8-of-8 from the field with three blocks vs. Tulane (2/26) … Recorded 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field with nine rebounds with three assists and two steals at Tulane (2/7) … Posted 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting with four blocks at SMU (1/7) … Led UC in rebounds in 12 games, scored in double figures six times … Posted three or more blocks four times.

High School: Averaged 23 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.4 blocks during the 2019-20 season at Garfield High School, helping guide his team to the 3A state championship in Washington … Averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds during the three-game tournament, earning MVP honors … Named Washington’s 3A state player of the year by the AP and the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association … Played his junior season at Federal Way High School where he led the North Puget South League’s Olympic Division in rebounds (11.0 rpg) while averaging 19.0 points and 2.5 blocks … Led team to Class 4A state semifinals.

PERSONAL
Born May 10, 2001 in Portsmouth, Virginia … Mother is Teroya Eason … Three brothers: Tega, Angel, Avante … Right handed … Major is interdisciplinary studies.

COLLEGIATE HIGHS
Points — 26, at Alabama, 1/19/22
Rebounds – 14, vs. McNeese, 11/18/21
Assists – 3, 5 times
Steals – 5, twice
Blocks – 4, at SMU, 1/7/21
FG Made – 9, 4 times
FG Attempts – 16, vs. Tennessee, 1/8/22
3FG Made – 3, vs. Mississippi State, 2/12/22
3FG Attempts – 6, 3 times
FT Made – 10, twice
FT Attempts – 13, twice

Top Collegiate Scoring Games
1. 26, at Alabama, 1/19/22
2. 25, at Texas A&M, 2/8/22
3. 24, at Arkansas, 3/2/22
3. 24, vs. Tennessee, 1/8/22
5. 23, vs. Miss. State, 2/12/22
5. 23, vs. Georgia Tech, 12/11/21
7. 21, at South Carolina, 2/19/22
7. 21, vs. UGA, 2/16/22
7. 21, vs. LA Tech, 12/18/21
10. 20, 4 times

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