7:30 LRN Sportscast

The Saints return to the practice field this morning for training camp practice number two. It’s the 19th training camp for quarterback Drew Brees says he still gets excited for these preseason practices because this is where it all begins…
cut 30 (18) “…this year”
Brees enters this season as the fourth oldest player in the NFL.

University High defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy, the state’s top-rated prospect, re-committed to LSU yesterday. Roy de-committed five months ago, but he re-joined the 2020 class with his announcement at a public ceremony. The 2020 class features six defensive tackles and this class is ranked third in the country, behind Clemson and Alabama.

New Ragin Cajuns Baseball Coach Matt Deggs has named two-time Major League Baseball All-Star B-J Ryan as UL-Lafayette’s new pitching coach. Ryan pitched for the Cajuns in 1997 and 1998 and went on to play eleven years in the big leagues with the Blue Jays and Orioles. Anthony Babineaux stays as the associate head coach, Jeremy Talbot also remains as the recruiting coordinator and Jake Wells continues to be the hitting coach.

LSU’s Grant Delpit has been named a candidate for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. He’s one of ten defensive players on the award’s 40-player watch list. He led the SEC with five interceptions last season.

New Pelicans three-point specialist J-J Redick has declined an offer to try out for the USA Basketball team. Redick says instead of going to USA Basketball training camp in Las Vegas on August fifth, he’d rather spend this time finalizing his family’s move to the Big Easy. Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson has also opted out of participating.