Posted On: 12/25/20 11:40 PM
Louisiana has a number of players who can shoot in from beyond the arc. When these guys get hot, they can really fill it up on the scoreboard. In honor of Christmas Day, I think I should highlight twenty-five players who are as dangerous as it gets from deep.
Bennie AmosBennieAmos6'0" | CGLandry-Walker | 2021StateLA (6’1" / LB Landry / 2021) - The LB Landry flamethrower is as good as it gets from deep. While he has developed more of his game, he can still go on mini-runs from afar. He definitely helps the Chargin’ Broncos offense when he is on.
Channing ArvieChanningArvie6'1" | PGJS Clark Leadership | 2022StateLA (6’1" / JS Clark Leadership / 2022) - Arvie is coming off of a game last week where he nailed seven from deep. His outside shooting was a big reason Leadership made it to Marsh Madness last season. He may actually be shooting it better this season.
Ian CavanaIanCavana6'2" | SFCatholic | 2021StateLA (6’2" / Catholic-BR / 2021) - Cavana is another player who has taken his game to another level. He is very good at attacking the rim and making the extra. However, Carvana has a textbook stroke from three that makes him very dangerous.
Bennie AmosBennieAmos6'0" | CGLandry-Walker | 2021StateLA (6’1" / LB Landry / 2021) - The LB Landry flamethrower is as good as it gets from deep. While he has developed more of his game, he can still go on mini-runs from afar. He definitely helps the Chargin’ Broncos offense when he is on. Channing ArvieChanningArvie6'1" | PGJS Clark Leadership | 2022StateLA (6’1" / JS Clark Leadership / 2022) - Arvie is coming off of a game last week where he nailed seven from deep. His outside shooting was a big reason Leadership made it to Marsh Madness last season. He may actually be shooting it better this season. Ian CavanaIanCavana6'2" | SFCatholic | 2021StateLA (6’2" / Catholic-BR / 2021) - Cavana is another player who has taken his game to another level. He is very good at attacking the rim and making the extra. However, Carvana has a textbook stroke from three that makes him very dangerous. Jamaria ClarkJamariaClark6'1" | CGDoyline | 2023StateLA (6’1" / Doyline / 2023) - Clark is almost automatic from behind the arc. It really is a shock when he misses. He came up big in the state championship game last season and has had a 30 and 40 point performance this season. Clark may be the best shooter in class B. Zyquarius CowartZyquariusCowart5'11" | SGRayville | 2021StateLA (6’2" / Rayville / 2021) - This Hornet may be the best corner three specialist I have seen in recent years. Cowart grew about two or three inches and now has more lift to go along with his quick trigger. Rayville is already good. He makes them even better. Carter DomingueCarterDomingue6'3" | PGSt. Thomas More | 2021StateLA (6’3" / St. Thomas More / 2021) - While Domingue is one of the better point guards in the Boot, he is also a knockdown shooter. Whether it is off-the-dribble or spotting up, Carter can shoot it well from three. An all-around player who can stroke it is he. Christian FergusonChristianFerguson6'0" | SGBooker T. Washington | 2022StateLA (6’2" / KIPP BTW / 2022) - Ferguson may be the perfect compliment to play opposite of a big who does not mind passing. Ferguson knows how to find his spot and has his puppies set early. He is a dangerous shooter who is only getting better. Dakota GascaDakotaGasca5'9" | CGWest Monroe | 2022StateLA (5’11" / LB Landry / 2021) - Gasca is one of the reasons West Monroe is sitting atop of class 5A. He understands spacing and how to find his spots to make shots. Gasca is very good from deep and is a legitimate threat when he lets it fly. Taj GilyotTajGilyot6'3" | SGMcMain | 2021StateLA (6’5" / McMain / 2021) - His shot might have a weird rotation but it goes in plenty. The long and rangy lefty can shoot over smaller guards with ease. Gilyot makes defenses pay for collapsing on guard penetration. He is tough to recover to with his length and stroke. Marquarius JohnsonMarquariusJohnson6'1" | CGSouthwood | 2022StateLA (6’1" / Southwood / 2022) - The Southwood junior has some swag to his game. He also has range from way beyond the arc. Some consider him to be streaky. However, when the chips are down, he shoots and makes big threes for the Pokes. Gage LarvadainGageLarvadain5'9" | CGRiverside | 2021StateLA (5’11" / Riverside / 2021) - Larvadain does not have "inside the gym" range. He is good from the timeline though when he is in the front court. Larvadain can fill it up quickly from three and is cat quick. Very dangerous combo for a guard in this state. Avontez LedetAvontezLedet6'3" | CGCecilia | 2021StateLA (6’3" / Cecilia / 2021) - The Lamar signee is as good as they come from the three point line. He has more tricks in his bag than shooting but he is very good with his jumper. Leaving him open is almost a crime and teams are finding out he cannot be left alone. Patrick McCraneyPatrickMcCraney6'0" | CGNeville | 2022StateLA (6’1" / Neville / 2022) - While McCraney can dust a team off with his shot from the mid-range, he is not to be played with from behind the stripe. McCraney is the reigning district 2-4A MVP. He is too dangerous to leave anywhere open. Especially from three. Emareyon McDonaldEmareyonMcDonald6'1" | PGScotlandville | 2021StateLA (6’1" / Scotlandville / 2021) - McDonald may have the quickest release in the Louisiana prep game. He creates space with his handle and when he lets it fly, he is automatic. He is a certified sniper from downtown. Martin McDowellMartinMcDowell5'11" | CGCalvary Baptist | 2022StateLA (5’11" / Calvary Baptist / 2022) - McDowell was mired in a small shooting slump to begin the season. However, he is one of those players teams do not want to leave alone. If he makes one, that is all he needs to make it a long night for the opposition. Daniel OrtizDanielOrtiz6'1" | CGCalvary Baptist | 2021StateLA (6’1" / Calvary Baptist / 2021) - Ortiz is another that guard who has an abundance of tricks in his bag. His patented behind the back pull-up three is one that can get a crowd hyped when he is making it. The North Alabama signee is a nightly threat from behind the arc. Dezie’l PerkinsDezie’lPerkins6'0" | CGMadison Prep | 2021StateLA (6’1" / Madison Prep / 2021) - Perkins is a lefty who can go on runs by himself and make it hard on the opposing team. He is a lefty who can drain the corner three with the best of them. If you close out late on him, your team pays for it. Period! Bryce RobertsBryceRoberts6'0" | CGParkway | 2021StateLA (6’1" / Parkway / 2021) - Roberts is Parkway’s primary scoring threat and arguably their best three point shooter. Making that shot has opened up his drive game and he uses it well to score for the Panthers. If he is on from deep, watch out. He will score in bunches. Brodie RomeroBrodieRomero6'0" | PGBenton | 2021StateLA (6’0" / Benton / 2021) - Romero has made himself a legitimate deep threat in his senior campaign. Benton is 12-3 with a large portion going to Romero for his play. He can let it fly from anywhere and definitely puts pressure on defenses for his team. Donovan SeamsterDonovanSeamster6'1" | SGWoodlawn-Shreve | 2022StateLA (6’1" / Woodlawn-Shreveport / 2022) - Seamster is a player who is in range when he walks in the gym. He can reallly shoot it and has now learned how to come off screens and use the dribble to create space. Shooting is like breathing to him. Effortless.... Corey SkillmanCoreySkillman6'3" | SGBrother Martin | 2023StateLA (6’2" / Brother Martin / 2023) - Skillman got a lot of run when he was a freshman last season. He was able to just fit in and let it fly. His responsibilities have increased but his stroke is still there. If Brother Martin is successful, Skillman will have a hand in it for sure. Ryan WardRyanWard6'3" | SFBenton | 2021StateLA (6’3" / Benton / 2021) - While Ward may have to via for the best shooter in his own home with his mother (Mary Ward), he is definitely one of the better shooters in the state. He sets his feet early and has a quick trigger. Trust me, he makes more than he misses. David WeberDavidWeber6'0" | SGLee | 2021StateLA (6’1" / Liberty / 2021) - This senior is not shy about putting it up from behind the arc. He is very good at draining shots from deep and can defend both guard positions. If Weber is on, Liberty is very tough to beat. Bryce WeinmunsonBryceWeinmunson6'1" | CGMandeville | 2022StateLA (6’1" / Mandeville / 2022) - Weinmunson is a shooter with point guard skills. He has the ball in his hands more than other guards and with good reason. He can make teams pay with the pass or the shot and he does it often. Javari WilliamsJavariWilliams6'0" | CGHuntington | 2021StateLA (6’1" / Huntington / 2021) - The Huntington senior has not met a shot he did not like. When he is on, there is no cooling him off. Williams is attractive to colleges because he can shoot it so well. His shooting will be a barometer to the Raiders success this season. There are other shooters who have had a good start to their season like Cooper RachowCooperRachow6'3" | SGSlidell | 2021StateLA (Slidell), Traevian Ware (Parkway), and Javonte HowardJavonteHoward5'10" | PGLakeview | 2022StateLA (Lakeview). However, the players listed are ones that when they let it go, it is almost assured of going in. Look for them to continue to shoot it well as the season continues.