Posted On: 06/28/18 5:59 PM
As June comes to an end, there is still time for basketball players looking for a school where they can play. The Division II signing period lasts until August 1st. So players can still sign with schools at level. Players can also sign with Division III, JUCO, or NAIA schools without penalty. However, in the spirit of Yoda, we will answer where some of the prep stars of north Louisiana have committed to play next year.
Below is the current list of north Louisiana basketball players who have committed or walked on as of June 27th. Tidbits about the 2018 class and other interesting facts will follow the published list. If there was a player missed, please submit their name (or names) in the comment section.
LeTraveon Jones (BTW-S’port) – Brookhaven Community College (TX)
Napoleon Nester (Delhi) – Chemeketa Community College (WS)
Jordan Jackson (West Monroe) – Jackson State Community College (TN)
Chris Tyler (West Monroe) – Jackson State Community College (TN)
Jaewon Williams (Richwood) – Jarvis Christian College (TX)
Demondre Young (Lakeview) – Jarvis Christian College (TX)
Chris Thomas (North Caddo) – Lamar State College – Port Arthur (TX)
Chris Murphy (Ouachita) – Louisiana College
Kendarius Wallace (Ouachita) – Louisiana College
Elijah Hampton (Grace Christian) – LSU-Alexandria
Dustin Roy (Tioga) – LSU-Alexandria
Jacques Clark (Tioga) – LSU-Eunice
Cameron Robinson (Benton) – LSU-Eunice
Dwight Simon (Peabody) – LSU-Eunice
Justice Williams (Delhi) – LSU-Eunice
Devonte Livingston (Simsboro) – LSU-Shreveport
Brian White (Natchitoches Central) – Northwestern State
Nashaun Ellis (Rayville) – Pearl River Community College
Willie LaPoole (Ouachita) – Southeastern Louisiana University
Jalen Brooks (Woodlawn-S’port) – Southern Arkansas
Trenton Ivy (Airline) – Southern Arkansas
LaTreavin Black (Southwood) – Southern University- Shreveport
Yancey Kelly (Southwood) – Southern University-Shreveport
Maliq Smith (Southwood) – Southern University-Shreveport
Malik Cooper (Evangel) – Southwest Christian College
Tahj Davis (Huntington) – Southwest Christian College
Austin Lawson (Ouachita) – Wiley College
Ouachita had the most total number of signees with four. The biggest one (literally) was 6’7″ Willie LaPoole and his signing with SLU. The only other Division I signee was Brian White (Natchitoches Central) who is staying home and going to Northwestern State.
LSU-Eunice will be making their maiden voyage into Men’s junior college basketball in 2018-19 and will have four players from north Louisiana riding with them. Half of the twenty-six players in this article will be taking their talents to other states.
When, and if, other players make their intentions for college known, we will bring that information to the readers right here on Prep Hoops Louisiana.