LAKE CHARLES — Eight of the top 100 players in the nation were playing in this past week's Top 28 Tournament in Lake Charles at Burton Coliseum.
LAKE CHARLES — Eight of the top 100 players in the nation were playing in this past week’s Top 28 Tournament in Lake Charles at Burton Coliseum.
But it was Anacoco junior Will Reese who garnered all the accolades.
One night after leading the Indians to the Class B state championship, Reese, who was the Most Valuable Player in the title game, was chosen as the Most Outstanding Player of the Top 28 by the media in attendance.
And who could blame the media for selecting Reese?
After notching 28 points and 13 rebounds in the Indians’ 65-55 semifinal win over second-ranked Fairview, Reese followed it up with a 26-point, 9-rebound effort in the Class B finals, where Anacoco came away with a 62-48 victory.
For the tournament, Reese averaged 27 points and 11 rebounds, converting on 21-of-41 shot attempts from the field.
The 6-4 junior had impressive numbers throughout Anacoco’s playoff run. He averaged 23.2 points and 13 rebounds in five playoff games, all double-digit victories for the Indians.
Reese joined 11 other players on the Top 28 all-tournament team, including Class 5A title game MVP Ja’Vonte Smart of Scotlandville, Class 4A Outstanding Player Keytaon Thompson of Landry-Walker, Class 3A MVP Wayde Sims of University, Class 2A Outstanding Player Jordan Andrews of Riverside Academy, St. John signee and Class 1A MVP Brandon Sampson of Madison Prep and Class C Outstanding Player Javier Roper of New Living Word, a Grambling signee.
University Lab’s Skylar Mays and the Riverside duo of Herb McGee and Von Julien were also selected to the squad.
Lakeview standout Tay Hardy and Kai Morgan of John Curtis were the only players on the all-tournament team from state runner-up squads.