USF men’s basketball got some great news today when point guard Laquincy Rideau announced via Twitter that he would be returning for his senior season after testing the NBA Draft waters.
The reigning AAC Defensive Player of the Year averaged 13.4 PPG, 5.4 APG, and 2.8 SPG in his first year of action for the Bulls. He set the single-season school record for steals with 101, shattering the old record of 68 held by Leon Smith, and his 189 assists places him fifth all-time in a single season. Rideau was one of three players in the country to have over 100 steals, and assists last season.
Rideau recorded a points/rebounds/steals triple-double in January game at NCAA Tournament team Temple, and scored a career-high 35 points in game two of the College Basketball Invitational Finals against DePaul.
Paired with junior guard David Collins, the duo may be the most dynamic backcourt in the AAC, if not the country, heading into the 2019-2020 season.
Welcome back Laquincy.