Unknowns and Undervalued

Posted On: 11/20/19 2:25 PM

Player of the year in any given state is a prestigious honor. Last year, Louisiana named LSU signee Jalen Cook as Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year. This year, it is widely believed to be a two player race between Cook and UVA commit Reece Beekman. While they will be leaders out of the clubhouse this year, there will be others bidding to win one, or both, of these titles.

Primary contenders

The two players that head the list of course are Jalen Cook (Walker) and UVA signee Reece Beekman (Scotlandville).  Cook won both awards last year partially due to his otherworldly performances against Ouachita, Sophie B. Wright, and Scotlandville.  Beekman is the best point guard the state has to offer.  He also has the ability to get 20 (pts.) and 10 (asst.) on any given night. Both players are gifted scorers and passers so deciding between the two is like splitting hairs.  Either one could win.  However, there are some players who could have something to say about that.   

Strong contenders

Chanse Robinson (6'1" combo guard from Lincoln Prep)

LaDamien Bradford (6'4" point guard from Jonesboro-Hodge)

Cody Deen (5'9" point guard from Bossier)

Derrick Tezeno

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