Point Guards from the Statement Session
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Sunday morning at Southside High saw the 4th annual statement session host 30 of the top preps in the state. All games were competitive as the players showed a high level of effort and talent on the hardwood. The point…
Sunday morning at Southside High saw the 4th annual statement session host 30 of the top preps in the state. All games were competitive as the players showed a high level of effort and talent on the hardwood. The point guards at the season really played at a high level. In this Prep Hoops Louisiana exclusive, we will discuss the point guards who had a good showing in Youngsville.
(5’11” | 2025 | Vandebilt Catholic) – Matthews was as smooth as any point guard at the Statement session. He always had his head up looking to make a play. In transition, Matthews was good at finding his spots to shoot or drawing defenders so that he could make good passes to other players running the floor. His quickness and floor game are signs that Vandebilt Catholic has a very good point guard.
(5’11” | 2024 | John Ehret) – Larvadain is the most explosive point guard we have in the state. His ability to get downhill to the rim in the half court and transition is a sight to see when he is on the floor. At the Statement session, he showed proficiency from all three levels with the baseline jumper being one of his main weapons. He is a guard who has a great basketball IQ land he made players better during his time in Youngsville. He is definitely a great point.
(6’0″ | 2024 | Bonnabel) – The Bruin guard showed that even though he had to take the year off, his game has elevated to another level. He was unconscious from three and at one point during his first two games, non of his shots hit the rim. That is how locked in he was. Hackett also played great on ball defense and had steals that gave his team extra possessions. Adding him with the guards they already have will make Bonnabel are hard team to beat this season.
(6’0″ | 2024 | Calvary Baptist) – Last year, Hill had a breakout season. In the Statement session, he attempted to keep that momentum from the regular season. Hill was in constant attack mode trying to beat his defender to the rim. He was met with resistance numerous times. However, he showed that he could absorb contact and finish at the rim or the charity stripe. Hill is a guard who puts pressure on the other team by creating pressure situations on the floor.
(5’9″ | 2025 | Evangel) – Shiflett had a slow start on Sunday. However, when he picked it up, he displayed how masterful he can be on the court. The high screen and rolled showed his high level of ability to handle and how to use the screen. His vision mixed with his movement off the screen showed the has a high basketball IQ and his great court vision. He can also score at all three levels which makes him a threat at all places in the front court.
(6’1″ | 2024 | Bossier) – Johnson is not a conventional point but he will have to assume some of those duties this year for the Bearkats. If the Statement session was a preview for the season, Johnson is developing into a lead guard before our eyes. He made the extra pass in OT to to win the first game and he played well from then on. Johnson would rebound and push the ball which got his team plenty of opportunities. He even made a no look, cross court pass on the break that Depron in his shooting pocket. Johnson is elevating his game before our eyes.
The Statement session always has breakout players or ones who solidify their position in Louisiana hoops. This years’ edition did that for the point guards who attended.