HIGH-SCHOOL

Top Shreveport-Bossier area boys basketball players to watch

Jimmy Watson
Shreveport Times

The Louisiana high school basketball regular season gets underway this week with several talented boys players on display in Northwest Louisiana. 

Some returnees, including Calvary’s La’Bree Williams and Bossier’s Joseph Manning, were on the 2020-21 Times All-City team.

Here's a look at 10 players from Caddo and Bossier parishes, along with 12 from area parishes, who are expected to be among the top performers for the the 2021-22 season.

La’Bree Williams Jr., Calvary

Senior forward, 6-foot-7

Averaged: 15 points, 12 rebounds, 5 blocks

Note: Has Texas A&M, La. Tech, Houston offers

Calvary with La'Bree Williams and Martin McDowell should be one of the  top boys basketball teams in the area.

Joseph Manning, Bossier

Senior guard, 6-3

Averaged: 21.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.1 steals

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Bossier's Joseph Manning looks to shoot against Woodlawn in a non-district game Tuesday.

Donovan Semester, Woodlawn 

Senior shooting guard, 6-3

Averaged: 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 

Note: Has 10 collegiate offers including ULM, NSU

Rayshun McCullar, Huntington

Senior point guard, 6-1

Averaged: 16.3 points, 6.1 assists

Lance Waddles, Evangel

Senior point guard, 6-3

Averaged: Did not play last season

Omarion Miller, North Caddo

Sophomore guard, 6-3

Averaged: 4 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals

Jeremiah Evans, Southwood

Sophomore forward, 6-10

Averaged: 8 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks 

Martin McDowell, Calvary

Senior point guard, 5-11 

Averaged: 10 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4 assists

Marquis Harris, Bossier

Senior forward, 6-5

Averaged: 7.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals

Nick Dyer, BTW

Senior point guard, 6-0

Averaged: 10 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals

AREA’S DANDY DOZEN

(Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Sabine, Webster, Lincoln, Natchitoches parishes)

Jackson Pilgreen, Ruston; Dalyn Davis, Natchitoches Central; Jamaria Clark, Doyline; Nick Maryland, Simsboro; Devin McDonald, Red River; Jordan Crawford, Simsboro; Jamari Markray, Doyline; DeAnthony Kimble, Homer; Jawarren Cade, Many; Stafford Bailey, Minden; Nick Bailey, Mansfield; Javonte Howard, Lakeview

Jimmy Watson covers Shreveport-Bossier area sports. Email him at jwatson@shreveporttimes.com and follow him on Twitter @JimmyWatson6.