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LSU to Retire Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s Jersey

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who starred at LSU in the early 90s under the name Chris Jackson, will have his jersey retired this upcoming Tiger hoops season, the program announced on Monday.

Abdul-Rauf, a native of Gulfport, Miss., will become the 14th LSU athlete or coach to have his/her jersey retired, joining Pettit, Maravich, Macklin and O’Neal; football players Billy Cannon, Tommy Casanova and Jerry Stovall; women’s basketball players Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles; baseball coach Skip Bertman and baseball players Ben McDonald, Eddy Furniss and Todd Walker.

“By a unanimous decision, Mahmoud now joins one of the most elite groups in college basketball - the five men’s basketball players whose jerseys LSU has retired,” said LSU Director of Athletics Scott Woodward.