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Posted On: 02/9/18 8:01 PM
As we get further into the year, more and more of the elite prospects are going to come of the board, and the most recent one is Braylon Chaisson. The 6’5 forward out of Carencro has made the decision to commit to Lamar State Port Arthur (JUCO) in Texas. “I think that JUCO is better for me” When it came to what separated LSPA from the rest of the pack, one of the things that Braylon brought up was their consistent communication with him. “They came visit my house two times, and I went on a visit and my dad went on a visit by himself. I also want to get out of Louisiana. I feel it’s better for me to go out of state.”
Going out of state is probably best, and hopefully it will cut down on the distractions in Chaisson’s life. He is going the JUCO route because his grades were an issue, but if he were eligible, he would have been a D1 player no doubt. On the offensive end, he is an absolute workhorse with nonstop energy and effort. He has made great strides becoming a perimeter player, despite operating almost exclusively around the paint as a freshman and sophomore. “I think my biggest strengths are attacking the goal, shooting the ball, and running the floor. I think I will be playing the 2/3 at the next level. I am still working on my ball handling and my speed, but I’m going to get there.”
For Chaisson’s Carencro team, despite a rough patch recently, Carencro is in position to get to over 25 wins and a top 4 seed come playoff time. They have had some really impressive wins so far this season including wins over Scotlandville, Landry-Walker and Sophie B. Wright. Chaisson isn’t the only talented player for the Bears, as 6’7 Jeremiah August as well as Lou Despanie and Fantastic Freshman Joe Charles. They play in one of the toughest districts in the state, so despite dropping their last 3 games, all of them are against top 10 teams in 4A, and I think that the Bears are going to shake back in time to make a deep playoff run. “My goals for the rest of this year are to say focused. I want to keep my grades up and bring back a ring!” Many seniors say that, but Chaisson has helped to get his team in a prime position to do so. After a couple of years in JUCO, don’t be surprised to see Chaisson on a D1 college roster before his career is done.