Posted On: 03/26/18 5:22 PM
As the high school prep season has now made way for the grassroots/travel season, we will take a look back at some of the teams from north Louisiana. Some programs in this part of the state had fabulous seasons. In classes 5A through C, teams from the north showed an ability to play with many of the top level teams in southern Louisiana. We will begin to highlight many of those teams beginning with this first installment.
With a team that started four seniors and one junior for the majority of the season, Woodlawn-Shreveport embarked on a magical run to the final game. Led by arguably the best point guard in north Louisiana, Woodlawn won over 30 games and made it to Marsh Madness for the second straight year. By winning the number of games that they won, coaches and scouts got a chance to see the Knight players in several game situations. Because of the team’s visibility, several of the players were able to possibly increase their stock.
Terrell Daniels, 5’10”, 2018, SG – This small, but talented, shooter showed over and over again during the season that he could not be left open from three. He was also asked to guard bigger two guards or chase smaller guards over screens. Daniels also made clutch jumpers when his team needed them no matter what time of the game.
Tra’michael Moton, 6’1″, 2019, PG – All “T-Mike” did was lead his team in assist and was second in scoring. He has an array of moves with the ball in his hand and has a knack for making defenders look defenseless when dribbling the ball. Moton has garnered much buzz from schools at all levels and is moving up the state and southern rankings as a prospect.
Larry Moton, 6’2″, 2018, SG/W – An all district football player that played great as a wing player. He guarded the opposing team’s off guard or their best wing player. Then, when Larry was on offense, he was found spotting up for three pointers from either wing. This Moton brother helped create space for his teammates to operate in the paint or with the dribble. A definite asset when he was on the floor.
Delatrion Moton, 6’4″, 2021, G/W – This Moton brother was the most pleasant surprise being that he stepped right into the starting lineup after beginning the season coming off the bench and the team did not miss a beat. I forgot to mention that he was a freshman. He was not asked to handle the ball much in open space and played more post for the varsity team than as a guard. However, he plays so well around the basket that he may become a better all around player as he gets older.
Jalen Brooks, 6’5″, 2018, W – He is a wing player who played the post on defense and played it well. Even though he was unranked as a senior, he has become one of the most accomplished players in the state. Jalen developed from a role player to the go-to guy within one year averaging 20-plus points and double digit rebounds. He should be highly recruited going into the April signing period at every division.
Courtney Moore, 6’3″, 2018, W/P – An athletic banger who can run the floor, Moore seemed to come up with a big rebound or big a bucket during the season.
Chas White, 6’3″, 2018, W/P – Chas is an athletic leaper who can defend three positions because of his strength and quickness. He is also still tapping his offensive potential which is scary.