When it came to choosing the impact players in District 5-3A, the league’s boys’ coaches felt the superlatives belonged to Ville Platte and district champion Pine Prairie.
Each school had two players chosen on the first team that also included Keshawn Fontenot of Port Barre.
Alex Gouden received the most votes at the all-district meeting held in Church Point, and he was selected as the league’s most valuable player.
Josh Freeman and Douglas Fontenot were key parts of Pine Prairie’s district championship team. Fontenot was one of the league’s most accurate 3-point shooters.
Fontenot finished the season as one of the top offensive players for Port Barre. The Devils also had 6-foot-5 post player Tyler Ledoux picked for the second team, while guard Joe Fontenot was chosen as a member of the 5-3A defensive team.
Pine Prairie boys’ basketball coach Chris Guillory was selected as the coach of the year. The Panthers won the undisputed boys’ championship.
Northwest High featured a pair of second team players in Caleb Allen and high-scoring guard Abraham Gordwin.
The Raiders also had a defensive team selection — Tarik Andrus.
Church Point’s Tyler Wheeler was also chosen as a member of the boys’ all-defensive team.
5-3A Boys’ First Team All-District
Alex Gouden, Ville Plate
Josh Freeman, Pine Prairie
Ernest Ardoin, Ville Platte
Keshawn Fontenot, Port Barre
Douglas Fontenot, Pine Prairie
Caleb Allen, Northwest
Abraham Gordwin, Northwest
Sylus Carson, Pine Prairie
Tyler Ledoux, Port Barre
Kelian Semien, Ville Platte
Tyler Wheeler, Church Point
Brandon Dominic, Ville Platte
Tarik Andrus, Northwest
Javon Ardoin, Pine Prairie
Joe Fontenot, Port Barre
Dayton Jackson, Ville Platte
MVP: Alex Gouden, Ville Platte
Coach Of The Year: Chris Guillory, Pine Prairie