All-City player of the year
Chad Lott, Byrd, 6-3, So.
Lott was dominant for Byrd, scoring 25 points a game to go with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block a game. Lott’s incredible season landed him on the 1-5A all-district first team.
“This is a blessing. It’s motivation now for next year. I’m going to set my goals even higher.” — Chadd Lott
All-City coach of the year
Todd Martinez, Captain Shreve
After a rough start, Martinez regrouped his Gators and led them to 12 straight wins, including a perfect run through District 1-5A for a second consecutive district championship, and a playoff win for the first time in 22 years.
“I’m really proud of our boys and the way they handled the adversity early. That shows a lot about their character. My assistant coaches did an amazing job as well.” — Todd Martinez
All-City first team
Tevin Robertson, Bossier, 6-4, Sr.
Robertson scored 12.9 points a game and paced Bossier, which lost in the Class 3A state semifinals to Carroll. Robertson was a force in the paint, made the LSWA All-State first team and was District 1-3A MVP.
Derrick Pace, Captain Shreve, 6-4, Sr.
Pace was one of the Gators’ most consistent players, scoring 15.4 points a game and grabbing 10 rebounds. Was a first-team all-district selection.
Chance Chambers, Huntington, 5-11, Sr.
Chambers led Huntington, the District 1-4A champs, with 16.3 points a game and was a threat from the 3-point line as well as driving into the lane. Was an all-district first team player.
Tre’Davious White, Green Oaks, 5-11, Sr.
White was the Giants’ top player with 17.6 points a game to go with six rebounds and four assists. Was named to the 1-3A all-district first team.
Broderick Jefferson, Parkway, Jr.; Jesse McWright, Captain Shreve, Jr.; Alton Clay Jr., North Caddo, Sr.; Martavious Washington, Northwood, Sr.; Devonte Hall, Bossier, Sr.
Deaumante Johnson, Plain Dealing, Sr.; Hayden Hildebrand, Airline, Sr.; Eldrick English, Loyola, Jr.; Johnny Woodard, Huntington, Jr.; D’Angelo McClinton, Fair Park, Jr.
All-Area coach of the year
Facing the possibility of his school being shut down, Simmons led Pelican to a second straight Class C state championship, a 61-59 thriller against Atlanta.
“I’ve coached for 29 year, 27 at Pelican. To end on that note was fantastic and unbelievable. We were down eight in the fourth quarter of the championship game, and there were 10 lead changes in that quarter. Amazing way to go out.” — Ricky Simmons
All-Area player of the year
Zikiteran Woodley, Pelican, Sr.
Woodley put together another spectacular season, earning multiple all-state awards after scoring 28 points to lead the Class C champion Jaguars. He made a game-winning shot in the final minute of the championship game against Atlanta.
“It feels good to finish the way we did. I just love the game. Coach (Simmons) is great, and I just love playing basketball. I will always remember that championship.” — Zikiteran Woodley
Verlan Hunter, Mansfield, Sr.
Hunter scored 20.5 points a game and gathered eight rebounds to earn District 1-2A MVP honors for the district champion Wolverines.
Brandon Campbell, Mansfield, Sr.
Campbell led the Wolverines from the point guard position and averaged 17.6 points a game and 6.3 assists. Was named to the all-district first team.
Colin Smith, Natchitoches Central, Sr.
Smith scored 17 points a game and had five assists and four rebounds to earn a spot on the 2-5A all-district team. Was honorable mention all-state.
CJ Elkins, Minden, Sr.
Elkins was the District 1-4A MVP after scoring 17.6 points a game and hauling in six rebounds to lead the Crimson Tide.
Arkez Cooper, Mansfield, Sr.; Leondre Forbes, Minden, Sr.; Dontavious Smith, North Webster; Kendrick Jackson, Haynesville, So.; Lyntravious Gipson, North Webster, So.
Detrick Clark, North DeSoto, Sr.; Devin White, North Webster, Fr.; Jamarsae Hill, Logansport, Sr.; Deandre Williams, Ringgold, Jr.; James Jackson, Haynesville, So.