Posted On: 02/10/20 5:27 PM

As we get closer to the end of the season, individual and team accolades become a focus on top of the playoff push. Two of the most sought after awards in Louisiana are the Gatorade Player of the Year and LSWA Mr. Basketball awards presented to the state's most outstanding player (or players). Usually this contest is highly contested. This season might be similar to last. However, there are a few players who can make a case as the season draws closer to the end.

Two Man Race

The Gatorade player of the year and Mr. Basketball in Louisiana will probably come down to two guards, Jalen Cook (6'0", LSU signee) and Reece Beekman(6'2", UVA signee)  Cook won both awards last year.  This year, as an encore in his senior season, he has put up big numbers.  A couple of 50 point outings along with multiple 30-plus point games make his numbers look like they are from a video game.  Plus, he has hit the 3,000 point mark in his career.  Not many reach that number at all.