Dunham's Carlos Stewart and LaGrange's Jeriah Warren win Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year
Stewart and Warren, both senior guards, led their respective schools to LHSAA state championships. Dunham School defeated Isidore Newman 52-48 in Division III, while LaGrange handled Warren Easton in Class 4A.
Stewart became the first player in school history to win the Gatorade Louisiana Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He averaged over 31 points per contest in his final season at Dunham and finished his career at the school with over 2,000 career points along with a pair of Class 2A Player of the Year awards.
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"Carlos Stewart displays a terrific pull-up jumper with balance and focus," said Paul Biancardi, ESPN National Recruiting Director in a news release. "Stewart knows how to get buckets. He is capable behind the arc with a strong body to finish at the rim."
Warren, a two-time first team all-state selection, averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds per game for back-to-back state champion LaGrange (21-0).
“Jeriah Warren is a special player,” said North Vermillion coach Casey Meador. North Vermillion lost to LaGrange in the regionals this past season, 54-20.
“I have rarely seen a player that can have an impact on the game in all aspects. She is a very skilled guard for her size, and she’s the leader of the Gators on offense at all five positions,” Meador said.
Stewart has signed with Santa Clara and Warren with Florida.