Louisiana 2018 Rankings: New Faces Pt. 2

High School

Posted On: 01/31/18 1:24 PM

Quincy Leday 6’4 G/F Opelousas

Ledet is a very smooth basketball player that has transitioned well from the football field. He has the skills to play 1-5 at the high school level, but I think that he is capable of playing the 2 and 3 at the next level. He is a capable shooter, but is at his best when attacking the goal. He is his high school’s quarterback, so he has great vision and routinely makes the correct decision with the ball in his hands.

Lou Despanie 5’10 G Carencro

Despanie has done a great job so far this season in leading Carencro to be one of the top teams in 4A. He is a fantastic shooter from deep, and does a great job of creating spacing on the offensive end with his ability to shoot both catch and shoot and off the dribble. He is also a difference maker on the defensive end, and can use his quickness and hand speed to get into the driving lanes and get easy steals.

Trevian Sylvester 6’8 F Breaux Bridge

Sylvester is a big man that makes most of his impact on the defensive side of the ball, protecting the rim and getting turnovers on that side of the ball. He has a bad habit of swatting at shots instead of using his length to affect the shots, but if he gets rid of that, he has the potential to be a really good rim protector. He has some nice post moves on the offensive end, and can finish with either hand, and also has a viable up and under counter.

Markaylin Hicks 5’10 G Opelousas

This season was my first time really seeing Hicks on the court, and I came away very impressed. He is a really good leader and has the respect of his teammates. He is a good ball handler, and was able to really cause problems for the defense when he got into the paint, but he is most effective on the defensive end of the ball. He is a menace when he is defending both on ball and off ball, and is always a threat to get a steal.