4:45 LRN Sportscast June 14

LSU right-handed pitcher Sam Dutton has committed to Auburn. Dutton entered the portal earlier this week after starting 15 games over the last three seasons with the Tigers.

LSU basketball will miss out on top transfer prospect Coleman Hawkins. The Illinois forward was slated to visit LSU but has announced his commitment to Kansas State. The graduate transfer would have been head coach Matt McMahon’s top transfer addition, but the Tigers will instead rely on a top-10 high school recruiting class and solid transfer class.

Pelicans assistant coach Fred Vinson is joining Monty Williams’ Detroit Pistons staff after 14 years in New Orleans where he previously worked under Williams. Vinson is one of the NBA’s highest regarded shooting coaches and has helped improved the shooting of players like Lonzo Ball, Herb Jones, and Brandon Ingram.

Grambling men’s basketball coach Donte’ Jackson has been extended through the 2029 season. Jackson and the Tigers are coming off a successful season earning their first ever SWAC tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance. In seven seasons at Grambling, Jackson has claimed three regular season SWAC crowns and three Conference Coach of the Year Awards.

The Saints concluded mandatory veteran minicamp yesterday and will be on break until training camp begins July 24. One of the biggest stories from the three days of practice was the sharp performance of quarterback Derek Carr and the offense under new coordinator Klint Kubiak. Kubiak says Carr has learned quickly…

Cut 16 (18) “…not satisfied.”

Saints training camp will be held at UC Irvine. New Orleans will kickoff preseason play against the Cardinals August 10th in Arizona.

Offseason addition defensive end Chase Young received good news this week after a visit with renowned neck specialist Dr. Robert Watson. Dr. Watson performed surgery on Young earlier this offseason and says the former second-overall draft pick will undergo more tests in about six weeks but plans to participate in training camp.