The Louisiana Sports Writers Association released its All-State selections for the 2018-19 basketball season.
The list is made up from votes of sportswriters throughout the state.
Duwon Tolbert – Leesville
Tolbert capped off a stellar athletic career at Leesville High School with a Second-Team All-State season on the court.
Tolbert averaged 12.7 points per game and was a defensive force around the rim to lead the Wampus Cats to the Class 4A State Semifinals.
Carlos Sepulvado – Leesville
Sepulvado came on to the scene this year and controlled the game on both sides of the ball for No. 2 Wampus Cats. The senior averaged 10.5 points a game for Leesville.
Seginald Bryant – Leesville
Bryant, an LSUA signee, finished his career at Leesville High School strong. The senior finished with 12.4 points per game and 4.5 boards.
Deshawn Jackson – Pickering
Jackson led the Red Devils to a district title and picked up Second-Team All-State honors. The junior averaged 27.6 points, 9.76 rebounds and 3.56 steals per game.
Josh Stephens – Rosepine
Stephens was an offensive force for the Eagles this season, averaging 22.8 points per game and 5.6 rebounds. The junior will be back to Rosepine next season.
Garrett Edwards – Pitkin
Edwards picked up First-Team All-State honors and was voted as the Most Outstanding Player in Class B. The junior averaged 33.3 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
Mitchell Kinchen – Hicks
Kinchen averaged 15.2 points per game for the No. 2 Pirates and led his squad to the Class B State Championship game.
Cooper Smith – Hornbeck
Smith had a huge year for the Hornets as a do-it-all forward. Smith averaged 23.2 points per game and 8.1 rebounds a contest.
Cameron Bettez – Simpson
Bettez led the Broncos to their first ever Class C State Championship this winter and earned First-Team All-State awards.
The senior averaged 18 points per game and scored 25 in the title game.
Dustin Williams – Simpson
Williams averaged 17 points a game for the Broncos and did it a little bit of everything all over the court. The senior was also a First-Team All-District selection in his final season at Simpson.
COACH OF THE YEAR – Jade Losavio, Simpson
Jarielle James– Leesville
James wrapped up her career at Leesville High School with an Honorable Mention selection. The point guard averaged 10.5 points, two assists and three steals a game for the Lady Cats.
Ellie MacDonald – Anacoco
MacDonald led the Lady Indians to the No. 1 seed in Class B and an appearance in the state title game. MacDonald, a senior, averaged 15.1 points per game
Chloe Wilbanks – Hicks
Wilbanks was a big part of the Lady Pirates picking up their first state championship in over 20 years. The sophomore averaged 19.2 points per game.
Lauren Quinn – Hicks
Quinn added another award to her resume after picking up Second-Team All-State honors. The freshman was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the Class B State Championship game.
Quinn averaged 16.6 points per game this year.
Payton Miller – Anacoco
After transferring to Anacoco this season, Miller made an immediate impact on the court for the Lady Indians. The junior averaged 15.7 points per game this year.
Jade Bonner – Evans
Bonner made a big impact for an eighth grader for the Lady Eagles. Bonner averaged 12 points, four boards and two assists per game en route to the honorable mention selection.