Advanced Preparatory International has a Louisiana Flare
Advanced Preparatory International (API) is a first year school in Texas but that doesn't mean they don't impact the Louisiana high school landscape. We spoke with Hellion Knight III (Boog) about the Louisiana players on the roster and what API…
Advanced Preparatory International (API) is a first year school in Texas but that doesn't mean they don't impact the Louisiana high school landscape. We spoke with Hellion Knight III (Boog) about the Louisiana players on the roster and what API is all about.
He had this to say about the team,”We play a national schedule to compete against the best players and teams in the country all season long. We currently have 4 nationally ranked players and 3 out of the 4 are Top 10 in the respected classes.” Those 4 ranked players are Billy Preston, Terrance Ferguson, Trevon Duval, and of course Mark Vital.
Here is a breakdown of each player that is from Louisiana but will be playing basketball for API in the words of Boog:
Isaiah Lewis (2018) is kid with great potential and very raw. He hasn't been coached much up to this point, but at the rate he's now learning, his ceiling will become very high now that he is learning and understanding how to play the game of basketball.
Jalen Henry (2018) is a knock down shooter who is young, but likes to play at his own pace. Once he finds his next gear, he could contribute to teams success as his game matures.
Terrell McGee (2017) is a pit bull in human form! A natural leader who competes on both ends of the court. Very mature and arguably is the toughest player on the team.
Mark Vital (2016) needs no introduction, for he is a monster on the court by nature! Fearless, and is a game changer when playing at his best. The team will look to Mark for much of its on court toughness and to match his level of intensity.
Tyreek Smith (2019) is a young 6'7 kid who is still growing. He is now in the process of learning basketball and understanding how to play as he develops as an individual player. He may have the most upside and unseen potential than any of these guys. Once he puts it all together, he will become a household name.