Posted On: 01/11/21 10:55 AM
After this weekend, district play will be on full tilt pretty much everywhere in the state. For the class of 2021, this will be their last opportunities to participate in district rivalries and to win a district championship. In this article, we will take a look at some of the unsigned seniors as they head into district play one last time and highlight some of their attributes as their recruiting continues.
Derrick TezenoDerrickTezeno6'5" | SFNorth Central | 2021StateLA / 6’5" / North Central
Once again North Central is the top ranked team in class 1A and Derrick TezenoDerrickTezeno6'5" | SFNorth Central | 2021StateLA is its best player. He is a versatile wing who is able to score (he does have a 50 point double-double), rebound on the offensive and defensive boards, and defend all positions on a high school floor. Tezeno has shown up in some big moments like is 30 point performance in the Showdown in the Lake championship against Carlos Stewart and plays hard everytime he is on the floor. He presently has offers from the American, Southland, and Big West conferences which should make the rest of his recruitment an interesting one as the Hurricanes move into district play.
Derrick TezenoDerrickTezeno6'5" | SFNorth Central | 2021StateLA / 6’5" / North Central Once again North Central is the top ranked team in class 1A and Derrick TezenoDerrickTezeno6'5" | SFNorth Central | 2021StateLA is its best player. He is a versatile wing who is able to score (he does have a 50 point double-double), rebound on the offensive and defensive boards, and defend all positions on a high school floor. Tezeno has shown up in some big moments like is 30 point performance in the Showdown in the Lake championship against Carlos Stewart and plays hard everytime he is on the floor. He presently has offers from the American, Southland, and Big West conferences which should make the rest of his recruitment an interesting one as the Hurricanes move into district play. Keon ColemanKeonColeman6'4" | CGOpelousas Catholic | 2021StateLA / 6’4" / Opelousas Catholic Coleman has Twitter blowing up as recently as this week with his 63 point performance against Sacred Heart. He is the most explosive combo guard the Boot has and seems to have improved on things like getting to his favorite spots on the floor and consistent form on his jumper. Coleman is also an excellent perimeter and showed he could guard top talent during the grassroots season. Virginia Tech, Texas, and Michigan State are the top DI schools who want Coleman for football and basketball with Grambling and Jackson State in the mix. He is definitely a top tier talent who will make a difference wherever he plays on the next level. Emareyon McDonaldEmareyonMcDonald6'1" | PGScotlandville | 2021StateLA / 6’1" / Scotlandville McDonald is arguably the best shooter in Louisiana has gotten off to a good start in his senior campaign. He already has a game where he has buried ten threes and is part of an experienced backcourt that has the Hornets at the top of the Division I standings in Louisiana. McDonald obviously shoots the ball at an elite level, has very good handles, and is improved as a passer. He is hoping to keep with the Scotlandville lead guard tradition of winning titles and playing Division I basketball. McDonald has Big East, Southland, and SWAC offers on the table. A shooter of his caliber will help schools who need his skill set. Carter DomingueCarterDomingue6'3" | PGSt. Thomas More | 2021StateLA / 6’3" / St. Thomas More Domingue has had a heck of a two week stretch. He won a state title in football, helped STM win the championship of the Sunkist Invitational and won MVP of the Riverside tournament. This stretch really speaks to what kind of athlete he is. Simply put, Carter is as good as it gets as a lead guard. He is a true floor leader who knows how to facilitate an offense and can shoot it from distance. Domingue has garnered interest from UL-Lafayette and will be an asset to any program that takes a chance on him. Delatrion MotonDelatrionMoton6'4" | CGWoodlawn-Shreve | 2021StateLA / 6’4" / Woodlawn-Shreveport Moton has had a quiet season thus far. After starting the season later due to the extended football season, Moton has eased his way into the lineup and has seemed to be content on letting the younger players do more of the heavy lifting as he gets acclimated into being on the floor. He has an old school post up game, he uses his body to create free throw opportunities, and can score from the mid-range effectively. Moton is a big game performer and scored 25 against district rival Huntington recently. His basketball IQ is second to none and will be a reason why the Knights should be a player in class 4A. Jourdain DishmondJourdainDishmond6'7" | PFHoly Savior Menard | 2021StateLA / 6’7" / Holy Savior Menard The Menard big man has a skill set that colleges covet. Dishmond can face up, he is an effective scorer from the elbow in, and he can rebound. He is also a good passer from the high post or the block. Because he commands attention when he works in the paint, he gets good shots for his teammates when he passes the ball out. Jourdain can bang most other post players with his body and get to the front of the rim to score. He is a solid offensive threat who can help a lot of teams on the next level with an inside scoring presence. Brandon HartonBrandonHarton6'4" | SFJehovah-Jireh | 2021StateLA Jr / 6’4" / Jehovah-Jireh Harton has played out of position due to his height for the past two years with Jehovah-Jireh. Because of this, however, he has a back to the basket game that allows for his teams success. That is definitely not the only skill he possesses in his bag. Harton is a very active rebounder who is hard to keep off the glass. He is a lefty who can attack from the wing going left or right and he loves contact. There are some games where he lives at the line. Harton comes from a winning tradition and is very capable of playing the wing or guard on the next level. Whoever picks him up will get a good one. Randarius JonesRandariusJones6'7" | PFCarroll | 2021StateLA / 6’7" / Carroll Jones is probably one of the better big men that state has that is one of the least talked about. Carroll has not put up big numbers on the scoreboard but they always have a good team. Jones has been one of those reasons why. He is a rim-protector, a very good passer from the high post and is hard to stop on either backboard. He injured his knee last season and is back doing those same things with no brace at all. His play, along with the teams’, has Carroll in the top ten of class 3A. Next level schools looking for a solid player in the paint should look off Highway 165 in Monroe for Jones. The NCAA recruiting period for basketball is going on right now and ends in late March. During this Covid-plauged season, it is hard for colleges and universities to get to see these, and others, compete. In Part II, we will highlight other unsigned players and what may help them stand out to next level schools looking to add talent to their program.