by Mal Mundy | April 17, 2023 | HoopFest News
HoopFest Unsigned Senior Showcase (April 15-16) in Lafayette, Louisiana had a great turnout with College Coaches, Media and Players. This event attracted players from all over Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, they came out and earned scholarships. Here’s our group of standouts that caught our attention.
Jabbari Barry (’23) 6-1 Point Guard – Barbe High School (LA)
Jabbari Barry of Barbe High School (La) made a statement and picked up several offers at the Unsigned Showcase. Barry is high IQ point guard, lefty sharp shooter, athletic, crafty handles, gets to the rim easy and score went ease.
Omarion Layssard (’23) 6-2 Combo Guard – Northwood-Lena High School (LA)
Omarion Layssard of Northwood-Lena High School (LA) Layssard is super athletic, aggressive, crafty with the ball, finishes well in traffic, good shot and tough defender.
Donte Briggs (’23) 6-0 Point Guard – McMain High School (LA)
Donte Briggs of McMain High School (LA) Briggs is a sharp shooting point guard, great 3 ball, control the tempo of the game, good with the ball and has a good pull up jumper.
Jalan Washington (’23) 6-2 Point Guard – White Castle High School (LA)
Jalan Washington of White Castle High School (LA) Washington is a long and crafty, strong, good frame, score the ball well and plays under control.
James Parlow (’23) 6-2 Guard – Shaun Dumas Academy (LA)
James Parlow of Shaun Dumas Academy (Slidell, La) Parlow is a lefty point guard, athletic, long arms, smooth jumper, defends well and can score from anywhere.
Shad Levy (’23) 6-3 Combo Guard – The Dunham School (LA)
Shad Levy of The Dunham School (Baton Rouge, La) Levy is a high IQ guard, plays the right way, strong, college frame, good handle, good midrange and can score in bunches.
De’vion Lavergne (’23) 6-3 Wing – North Central High School (LA)
De’vion Lavergne of North Central High School (La) Lavergne is super athletic, long, tough defender, talks on both ends of the floor, high energy guy, shoots well and make plays.
Roderick Dominque (’23) 6-3 Guard – Baton Rouge Post Grad Academy (LA)
Roderick Dominque of Baton Rouge Post Grad (Baton Rouge, La) Dominque has long arms, smooth jumper, defends several positions and sniper behind the 3 point line.
Tae Henyard (’23) 6-7 Power Forward – Shaun Dumas Academy (LA)
Tae Henyard of Shaun Dumas Academy (Watson, La) Henyard is a strong and active big body, rebounds very well, good finisher, talks good on defense and controls the paint.
Mason Guillory (’23) 6-3 Guard – St. Thomas More (LA)
Mason Guillory of St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La) started Day 2 of the Unsigned Showcase on fire. Guillory is a fundamental sound/high IQ guard, intriguing long, rangy and lengthy, smooth pull up jumper, handles and shoots the 3 well. Finished 6-8 behind the arc.
Dynell Jones (’23) 6-3 Guard – Southside High School (LA)
2023 CG 6’3 Dynell Jones of Southside High School (Youngsville, La) Jones is a sharpshooter that can light it up, smooth release, good pull up, great size/body and defends.