Jun 24, 2014, 6:30 PM EST
The initial reports suggested Josh Fortune transferred out of Providence to be closer to his home in Hampton, Virginia. Based on his recent travel schedule, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
A month since announcing his departure from Providence, Fortune has heard from programs across the nation, and has recently taken visits to several schools.
According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the former Friar shooting guard visited LSU on Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 Fortune has previously racked up the miles on trips to Colorado and Minnesota. Rothstein also mentioned Valparaiso as a team in the mix. Two weeks ago, Fortune’s mother, Angela, spoke with the Daily Press and listed Cal, Dayton and Purdue were all in pursuit of her son while Virginia had also expressed interest.
As a sophomore, he started all 35 games for a team that reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in a decade. He averaged 8.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 33 minutes per game. His offensive production improved later in the season, scoring 11.4 points per contest in the Friars’ final 14 games of the season.
Fortune will have to sit out next year due to NCAA transfer rules. Fortune will have two years of eligibility left starting in the 2015-2016 season.
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