by Clifton Dixon | January 2, 2023 | HoopFest Basketball
This past weekend, HoopFests Tour had the special opportunity to host our annual Big 10 Classic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Between the talent, competition and organization it was a great event. Here’s a few standouts that caught the attention of many and received offers from this first class event.
Liberty – 51 Evangel Christian – 34
Marquise McPipe (’24) 6-4 Guard – Liberty
McPipe was extremely assertive on both ends. McPipe did a great job rebounding the ball on the defensive and offensive glass, finished extremely well around the rim, and he did a great job of the defensive end.
Jecal Bryant (’23) 6-4 Guard – Evangel Christian
Bryant is super athletic and finished a number of plays above the rim. He displayed great versatility on the defensive end and he shot the ball extremely well from the perimeter. Byrant did a great job of distributing the ball and getting his teammates involved.
Hahnville – 50 Port Allen – 65
Aries Lewis (’24) 6-6 Forward – Port Allen
Lewis possesses a high motor, excellent versatility, and plays with great activity and assertiveness on both ends. Lewis finished well at the rim and did a great job of knocking down shots from mid-range.
E.J. McQuillan (’23) 6-3 Guard – Port Allen
McQuillan is a smooth scorer that did a great job of slashing to the rim to score and he was very efficient shooting the ball from the perimeter. McQuillan was effective defending on and off the ball and did a good job of moving without the ball.
Cameron Lumar (’23) 6-0 Guard – Hahnville
Lumar played with a high level of toughness and displayed great leadership. Lumar did a good job of attacking the rim and he knocked down a number of shots from the perimeter. He is a solid decision maker that made plays on both ends and played with good control.
Landry – 64 Zachary – 71
Anthony “Mouse” Johnson (’23) 6-0 Guard – LB Landry
Johnson was menace on the defensive end getting into the passing lane a number of times and causing havoc defending on the ball. Johnson played under control and did a great job of taking what the defense gave him. Johnson’s strong pull-up mid-range game was on full display and he did a excellent job distributing the ball and getting his teammates involved.
Brandon Hardy (’23) 6-3 Guard – Zachary
Hardy is a true game changing defender that shot the ball extremely well from the perimeter, was a force on the glass, and caused havoc defending on the perimeter. Hardy did all of his damage in the flow of the game distributing the ball, attacking the rim with ease, and creating scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates.
Xavier Ferguson (’25) 6-2 Guard – Zachary
Ferguson did a great job of defending on the perimeter and did a great job of rebounding on both ends. Ferguson attacked the rim, got to his spots on the floor with ease, and was able to create easy scoring opportunities for himself. He played well off the ball did displayed great versatility on both ends.
Madison Prep – 46 Karr – 33
Jayce Depron (’24) 6-5 Guard – Madison Prep
Depron possesses excellent size, length, and stretches the floor extremely well with his outside shooting. Depron did a excellent job of handing the ball, defending multiple positions, and finishing. He displayed excellent leadership, toughness, nice versatility and athleticism.
Keith Jones (’24) 6-4 Guard – Edna Karr
Jones was extremely locked in on the defensive end and shot the ball well from the outside. Jones did a great job of getting his own shot and did did a good job of attacking the rim and finishing thru contact.
St. Augustine – 30 Scotlandville – 65
Dorain Booker (’23) 6-10 F/C – Scotlandville
Booker was dominant in the post scoring everything that he touched around the rim rebounding, and blocking everything that came his way. Booker displayed good footwork, touch in the post and was assertive on both ends.
Zae Teasett (’23) 6-3 Guard – Scotlandville
Teasett displayed excellent athleticism and versatility finishing a number of plays on the break with force, also showcasing his ability to defend multiple positions. Teasett is a tough, physical, and gritty player that shot the ball very well and did not shy away from contact.
Turner Duncan (’24) 6-4 Guard – St. Augustine
Duncan is a excellent perimeter defender that did a great job of creating space to get his own shot. Duncan moved extremely well off the ball and is a excellent outside shooter with good awareness, court vision, and high basketball I.Q.