Three more boys’ basketball players recently signed college scholarships to continue the area’s march to the next level.
Plain Dealing guard Chiner Long celebrated his signing with Southern-Shreveport on Monday with Bossier guard Kentrell Hardy (BPCC) and Arcadia guard Eric Brown (Loyola-New Orleans) signing their papers this past week.
Long led the Lions to a 19-11 record and to the Class 1A second round while averaging more than 15 points and four assists per game as an All-City honorable mention pick.
Bossier’s Hardy continues a long and successful line of Bearkats to local junior colleges. Hardy, a second-team All-City selection, averaged 15 points and three rebounds for a Bossier team that went 15-11 and advanced to the Class 3A second round after three trips to the Top 28.
Brown is a sharp shooter that’s led Arcadia to consecutive Top 28 tournaments in Class 1A. The All-State and first-team All-Area selection averaged 18 points per game and surpassed the 2,000-point mark for his high school career. Arcadia finished with a 28-4 mark.
More local basketball players are expected to find college homes in the coming weeks.
Byrd guard Chad Lott, the three-time All-City player of the year, has offers from Nevada, Butler and Rice among others.
North Caddo’s Ka’Davion Evans, a first-team All-City pick, has drawn interest from Nevada with Southern Miss, Georgia State and Southeastern as other potential landing spots.