Acadiana high school basketball players to watch in the LHSAA playoffs

Danielle Allentuck
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

As the LHSAA boys basketball playoffs kick off this week, here are some Acadiana players to watch. 

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Keon Coleman #3 at Opelousas Catholic. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.

Keon Coleman, Opelousas Catholic. Coleman, a Michigan State signee, averaged 34 points during the regular season. He had a season-high of 63 points. 

Derrick Tezeno, North Central. Tezeno led the Hurricanes to a No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the 1A bracket. The S.F. Austin commitment averages 26 points, 12 rebounds and five assists per game. 

Jaden Shelvin drives to the basket as STM takes on UHIGH for the LHSAA State Championship game. Friday, March 13, 2020.

Jaden Shelvin, St. Thomas More. Shelvin, who scored his 1,000th point last year as a junior, helped lead the Cougars to a No. 2 seed in the Division II bracket. He is committed to Dallas Baptist University. 

Jalen Mitchell, St. Martinville. Mitchell averaged 14.3 points per game,  two rebounds  six assists and two steals. St. Martinville, a No. 11 seed, will host Donaldsonville in the first round of the playoffs. 

Devin Monette, Southside. Monette averaged 14.3 points per game, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Southside, a No. 17 seed, will play St. Amant in the first round of the playoffs. 

Parker McNees moves the ball as The STM Cougars take on the Notre Dame Pios. January 14, 2021.

Parker McNees, Notre Dame. In his first season at Notre Dame, McNees average 25.1 points, 7.4 rebound and 5.2 assists per game. The Pioneers, a No. 3 seed, will host Cristo Rey Baton Rouge in the first round of the playoffs. 

Carter Domingue, St. Thomas More. Domingue, who scored his 1,000th career point earlier this season, is regularly one of the Cougars' top scorers. 

Reginald Stoner, North Central. Stoner averaged 17 points, five steals, seven rebounds and five assists per game. North Central will host the winner of Sicily Island-Centerville in the regional round of the playoffs. 

Datayvious Gabriel, St. Martinville. Gabriel averages 14.6 points per game, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.