Phenom Hoops wanted to catch in on some of the action in Louisiana, which led us to the Statement Session. Mal Mundy did a tremendous job in bringing talent from the 2021 and 2022 class all under one building, giving people a glimpse of the talent of all levels from around the area.
Patrick O’Brien tuned in to check in on some of the talent and here were some of his biggest eye catchers from the event.
2022 6’9 Kyran Ratliff (Booker T. Washington): Ratliff already holds several offers and he immediately jumped out on the court with his 6’9 frame, mobility, and has a tremendous feel for the game. Moves well and shows touch around the rim, runs the floor, and created some havoc down on the defensive end with a few blocked shots.
2021 5’10 Gage Larvadain (Riverside): Larvadain played with tremendous feel as a point guard, leading the attack, reading defenses and seeing the floor. He played really well with his ability to make plays off the dribble, attacking defenders or finding teammates.
2021 6’8 Will Allen (Bonnabel): Let’s say this… Louisiana Tech may have got themselves a nice piece in Allen. The 6’8 forward showed a tremendous explosion and one that looked to stay aggressive, attacking the rim multiple times and either finishing or getting fouled. Also got after it on the boards.
2021 6’5 Da’Tayvius Gabriel (Martinville): Gabriel just seemed to be everywhere at times. He brings a lot of versatility to the floor with his size and ability to score from inside and out. He also moves well without the ball and takes advantage of the opportunities that are given to him.
2021 6’2 Jonquarius McGhee (Opelousas): Very aggressive guard on the court. He gets downhill, showcases that he brings athleticism to the table, and love the pace he plays with on the court. Strong finisher once he gets inside the paint.
2021 6’5 Derrick Tezeno (North Central): Tezeno may have been the most athletic prospect there on the court. He showcased that multiple times, finishing in traffic and at the rim, getting on the boards, and exploding in transition. Loved his motor as well.