Posted On: 06/30/18 2:30 PM
Warren Easton’s Summer League schedule came to an end earlier this week and the established upperclassmen did what they do best while new faces took the first steps toward making a name for themselves.
Here’s a look at the scores from Session VII and in Part I we’ll take a look at the top performers in matchups between Sophie B. Wright and Landry-Walker and Sophie B. Wright and Helen Cox.
Sophie B. Wright 62, Landry-Walker 55
Sophie B. Wright 50, Helen Cox 31
Riverside 61, St. Augustine 43
Riverside 52, Warren Easton 32
Hahnville 49, Newman 45
Click here to see the top performers from Session VII, Part II, which focuses on the remaining matchups between Riverside and St. Augustine, Riverside and Warren Easton and Hahnville and Newman.
Sophie B. Wright
Damiree “D.J.” Burns — 2019 6’6” SF/PF
Burns never takes a game off and he’s a joy to watch anytime he takes the court. His intensity and passion for the game never wains and he’s a force on the floor with his ability to score, pass, rebound and defend in the paint or on the perimeter. Check out Burns from 6:15-7:10 in the video below to see Burns completely take over for a minute straight.
Charlie Russell Jr. — 2019 6’7” SG/SF
Russell Jr. is a silent assassin that can terrorize opponents on both sides of the floor. His defensive prowess as a shot blocker is matched by few, his offensive game is becoming even more efficient as he attacks the rim with regularity and his already reliable jumper is getting more consistent. He threw down an impressive reverse dunk in transition after a steal and is one of the reasons Wright will be a major contender for the state title in Class 3A this upcoming season.
Jerome Anthony — 2019 5’8” PG
Anthony continued to do a good job of running the show while providing a good balance of scoring when needed while still distributing. His handle has gotten better over the summer and he tends to over dribble at times but that’s a common occurrence throughout many summer leagues as players experiment a bit more to test the boundaries of their game. Anthony will be a much-improved player this upcoming season as he gets more consistent playing time without former seniors Javon Brazile, Emmanuel McCoy and Torrence Jackson in the rotation.
Tyrance Jackson — 2020 6’1” PG
Jackson played sparingly last season for the Warriors but looks like he could be a solid rotational piece when the 2018-19 season arrives. He’s strong with a solid handle, has good speed in the open floor and can finish through contact when he gets to the rim. He plays with an aggressive, scoring mentality and gives Wright another player that can beat his man off the dribble when necessary.
Karmello Vessell — 2021 6’1” SG
Vessell is a newcomer to Wright and looks to be a knockdown shooter that can fill it up from long range. His body is still developing so it may be hard for him to come by varsity minutes as a sophomore but he could have a big impact with his shooting during his junior and senior seasons.
Shadon Green — 5’9” 2019 PG
Green is a skilled, smart and shifty point guard that has a great feel for the game. He was the primary scorer for Landry-Walker getting buckets off the dribble as a shooter from both midrange and 3-point territory while also getting to the rim. Green was a key starter for Landry-Walker last year and the same will be true this season as the Chargin’ Bucs look to get back to the Class 5A title game.
Jason Joseph — 5’9” 2019 PG/SG
Joseph’s role is always to knock down shots from long range and he did that at a high level Monday at Warren Easton. He even converted the rare 4-point play on a 3-pointer at the top of the key and was a threat whenever he put one up behind the arc.
Solomon Doucet — 6’3” SG
Doucet has the potential to be a key piece in Landry-Walker’s rotation after missing all but five games last season with a broken wrist sustained in November. He can score when needed, rebounds at a high level and plays best in transition where he finishes at the rim at a consistent rate.
Ronald Rhea — 5’8” 2019 PG
Rhea’s ball handling has really improved and it has allowed him to showcase other parts of his game. He’s a pretty creative finisher in the paint and is a confident shooter when he creates separation with his dribble. The Chargin’ Bucs will still have a deep rotation of guards ahead of Rhea but he could be more a factor this upcoming year as a senior.
D’Mari Vaughn — 6’2” 2019 SG
Helen Cox has a completely new group yet again after graduating a ton of seniors and Vaughn is one of the few returning players that saw some playing time a a junior. He’s a very good shooter with a quick, confident release and he has a good frame with solid athleticism that also allows him to play and finish on the break.