Reginal Johnson Jr. and Kolby Morgan capped off a pair of decorated careers with senior seasons that earned them the Most Valuable Player awards in Class 3A as voted by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Johnson, a 6-foot-4 forward from Monroe’s Richwood High School, averaged 32 points and 15 rebounds during the Rams’ run to the state championship game.
Morgan, John Curtis’ 5-7 guard, led the Patriots to the second overall seed in the 3A girls bracket with a 21 point, six rebound and three assist season.
The University High duo of Joe Spencer and Bonita Branch Johnson swept the Coach of the Year awards after leading the Cubs to the 3A girls and boys state championships.
Joining Richwood’s Johnson on the boy’s first team were sophomore forward Wayde Sims of University Lab, Bossier’s senior guard Devonte Hall, Parkview Baptist senior forward James Thompson and another U-High Cub in sophomore guard Skylar Mays.
Sims averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds during U-High’s state championship season and was named the MVP of the title game. Mays (11 ppg) ran the show for the Cubs at point guard and set a new Top-28 record with 17 assists in two games.
Thompson (18 ppg, 12 rpg) and Hall (20 ppg, 7 rpg) — the MVP’s of District 7-3A and District 1-3A, respectively — filled out the first team.
Alongside Morgan on the girl’s first team were University’s inside-out combo of junior Alanie Fisher and senior Terriel Ross, Rayville’s freshman forward Arielle Richardson, and junior guard Deja McKinney of Ville Platte.
Fisher (17 ppg) and Ross (14 ppg) each averaged double figures during the Lady Cub’s championship season. Newcomer Richardson averaged 17 points and eight rebounds on the season, good enough to claim the Co-MVP of District 2-3A for a Rayville team that advanced to the quarterfinals. McKinney led Ville Platte to a runner-up finish in 3A by averaging 20 points per game.
Port Allen’s Nick Parker (20 ppg), Richwood’s Deunzay Wyatt (21 ppg), Richard Durant of John Curtis (16 ppg) and Union Parish’s DeAndre Elliot (22 ppg) and St. Louis’ Kelvin Henry (15.7 ppg) were named to the boy’s second team.
The girl’s second team consisted of Mansfield’s Ashlyn Jacobs (18 ppg), Tia Charles of John Curtis (15 ppg), South Beauregard’s Sissy Saucier (14 ppg), Alayah Mitchell from Richwood (17 ppg) and Ville Platte’s Tyreonna Doucet (12 ppg).