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Posted On: 06/7/18 4:00 PM
Photo Cred: Darnell Sylve
Prep Hoops was able to catch up with rising sophomores 6’6 SG Joe Charles from the State Championship Carencro team and 6’7 F Jourdain Dishmond from Holy Savior Menard following their attendance at The Workout, an Under Armour camp for underclassmen. Both players held their own and showed off their versatile skill set.
Joe Charles spent last season playing with a load of seniors at Carencro as they battled their way to a Class 4A LHSAA State Championship. Charles is a true wing with the ability to stretch the floor well beyond the three point line and the size and skill set to make defenders pay if they close out too hard. Once his frame fills out, he will be a threat to light the score board up from every level.
In regards to The Workout, he had this to say, “The camp was a great experience. There were a lot of very talented kids there and it showed me what I need to work and and also that I could compete with the top kids in the country.” He will be one to watch in that 2021 class and said that the camp really helped boost his confidence.
Jourdain Dishmond is an imposing 6’7 rising sophomore that has already spent two seasons starting varsity for Menard. His current game is dominating down low but he has shown flashes of perimeter play already and told us he has been working on igniting the fast break off the rebound as a ball handler.
Dishmond said this of his performance at The Workout, “Did good, it felt good to play against a high level of competition. I was able to play both inside and outside at the camp.” You will notice in the featured image that he is handling the ball on the break as the right side pictures are of him. Dishmond plans to continuing his development as he transitions to more periemeter play.
Joe Charles will be playing with Louisiana Elite 16u during July while Jourdain Dishmond will return to Cenla Storm 16u to finish out the summer circuit. Both guys are looking to prove themselves as they play up and both have the ability to perform at that level.