Editor's Note: We will be profiling a number of Louisiana basketball players who are candidates for Mr. Basketball throughout the summer. There will be a power ranking of those players as the season approaches.
Player: DeJon Jarreau, McDonogh 35, 6'5 Guard
Previous Season: 23-13 record, 4A Semi-Finalist, 4A All-State
Why Will He Win? DeJon Jarreau is the highest ranked 2016 player in the state across the board nationally for a reason. He is extremely talented and has the versatility to be a threat in many different ways. Elite level speed and quickness with the handles and athleticism to score in traffic isn't common at 6'5. Once he leads McDonogh 35 to another run with the numbers he'll have along the way, he'll be a front-runner. When fully healthy like he is now, Jarreau is a match-up nightmare.
Why Won't He Win? McDonogh 35 will need to have a better record this year for him to be a real threat. A deep run in the playoffs is also a necessity. Those are the main deterrents to a Mr. Basketball for Jarreau. He's ranked the highest for a reason and if he's able to play at his highest level throughout the year, thus lead McD35 to a nice record and deep run, he may very well be the 2015-2016 Louisiana Mr. Basketball.