Editor's Note: The teams were selected off of first-hand experiences, awards and team success.

BOYS

First Team

Player of the Year – DeShawn Jackson, Pickering

Jackson, a sophomore, led the Red Devils to a tie atop the district standings. Jackson averaged 26 points, 9.56 rebounds and 3.56 assists a game this season.

Jackson was the leader on offense and defense for the Red Devils en route to a 15 seed in the Class 2A playoffs.

Carlos Sepulveda, Leesville

Despite being the shortest player on the court in a lot of Class 4A games, Sepulveda was one of the top players in the district and Vernon Parish. The point guard averaged 14.5 points a game for the Wampus Cats, which made it to the state semifinals this year.

Sepulveda also put up 3.5 assists.

Cameron Bettez, Simpson

Bettez capped off a great career at Simpson with a Class C State Championship. Bettez, who the Most Outstanding Player in the state championship, was a first-team all-district pick and the district MVP.

Bettez averaged 18 points a game and six rebounds in his senior season.

Garrett Edwards, Pitkin

Edwards is the prolific scorer in the area which led Pitkin to the Class B State Quarterfinals. The junior averaged a double-double this year with 33.3 points and 11.2 rebounds a contest.

The Tigers finished the year with the No. 7 seed in the playoffs, and Edwards was the district's Most Valuable Player.

Duwon Tolbert, Leesville

Tolbert's career will continue on the football field, but he left an impression on the court, as well. Tolbert led the No. 2 Wampus Cats with 14 points, 6.5 boards and three blocks in district play to give the Wampus Cats the outright district title.

Tolbert was selected as the district's MVP in his senior season.

Second Team
Cooper Smith, Hornbeck

Smith's ability to shoot and get to the rim led the Hornets to a 10 seed in the playoffs. The first-team all-district pick averaged 23.2 points and 8.3 rebounds a game.

Seginald Bryant, Leesville

Bryant, an LSU-Alexandria signee, averaged 11 points and three steals a game for the Wampus Cats in his final year. Bryant was a first-team all-district pick along with being named to the All-Defensive Team for the district.

Trace Williams, Hicks

Williams was one of the centerpieces of the Hicks run to the state championship game. The big man averaged 11.2 points and 9.2 rebounds a game for the balanced Pirates squad.

Mitchell Kinchen, Hicks

Hicks spread its scoring out, but Kinchen was able to stand out with his ability to score inside and outside. He averaged 19.8 points and pulled down 8.3 rebounds a game in district play.

Dustin Williams, Simpson

Williams was the do-it-all forward for the Class C champions, averaging 17 points a game with 10 rebounds a game in district play.

GIRLS
First Team

Player of the Year – Ellie MacDonald, Anacoco

MacDonald paced the state runner ups throughout the season, putting up 13.7 points per game en route to earning the district MVP award. MacDonald stood out in a loaded and balanced Lady Indian team that won over 40 games this year.

Payton Miller, Anacoco

Miller made an impact in her first year for Anacoco after coming over Simpson. The junior forward used a plethora of post moves to average 14.4 points a game and pulled down 8 rebounds a game.

Lauren Quinn, Hicks

Quinn's freshman season was capped off with MVP of the Class B State Championship game and was a force throughout the year. She averaged 16.6 and 10 rebounds en route to a first-team all-district selection.

Ally Berry, Simpson

Berry has been one of the top players in the Parish over the last two years, and although Simpson did not pick up as many wins as in the past, she was still a headache for opposing coaches. Berry averaged 19.6 points a game in her final season at Simpson.

Chloe Wilbanks, Hicks

Wilbanks, a first-team all-district selection, averaged 15.4 points a game for the Class B State Champions. Wilbanks was a force on both sides of the ball for the Lady Pirates.

Second Team

Trinity Walker, Rosepine

Walker was the lone starter returning from the Class 2A State semifinal team from 2018. The senior averaged 16.1 points a game in her final season at Rosepine High School.

Jarielle James, Leesville

James used her speed and skill to pick up first-team all-district honors in Class 4A, District 3. The Wampus Cats finished as the No. 23 seed in the postseason tournament.

Jade Bonner, Evans

Bonner averaged 12 points and four boards a game as an eighth grader for Evans. The Lady Eagles finished the year as the No. 15 seed in Class C.

Cally Hooks, Anacoco

Hooks averaged 13.2 points per game and 3.4 blocks a game for Anacoco in her junior season. The forward also pulled down 6.2 boards a game.


Rivers Day, Hicks

Day was a second-team all-district pick after averaging 16.6 points a game in district play. Day will be back for her senior season to defend the Class B State Championship.