Here’s an alphabetical look at what to watch out for during this week’s Livingston Parish Basketball Tournament which gets underway at 3 p.m., Tuesday and runs through Saturday at Maurepas High School.
A – Alexius Horne. McKinley transfer and first team Class 5A All-State point guard certainly hasn’t disappointed in her first season with Denham Springs.
B – Bayonnes. Live Oak’s literal dynamic duo Vince and Bryan are twin brothers that help the Eagles entertain high hopes of a breakthrough tournament after consecutive runners-up finishes.
C – Jalen Cook. The parish’ two-time reigning Most Valuable Player is one of the individual gems in the field and a big reason why Walker is considered a frontrunner to hold onto its parish crown for a fourth straight year.
D – Chase Delrie. French Settlement’s boys coach needs one win for his 100th in his coaching career. He previously served at Lutcher High before returning to his parish roots.
E – Eli Dawsey/Elise Jones. Two reasons why Doyle is among the top-five seeded teams on their respective sides of the brackets.
F – Pam/Craig Forbes. Holden’s co-head coaches have guided the Lady Rockets to the past two parish championships, a reason to never count them out despite a slow start for a young team that’s faced a difficult schedule.
G – Dylan Gueldner. Until last week’s mini-tailspin, was part of Holden’s fast start to the season that included an 8-2 mark.
H – John Hii. Springfield’s first-year boys coach gets his first taste of the parish tournament after previously coaching in Mobile, Ala.
I – Isaiah Netter. Part of a backcourt for Springfield that’s shown flashes of complementing leading scorer Bryce Johnson.
J – Jaycee Hughes. The lone starter from the Lady Rockets' Class B state championship team, a player who’s shouldered a lot of the early burden for a team with a bright future.
K – Keegan Marchand. Will have the opportunity to try and lead the host Lady Wolves, the No. 9 seed, to some memorable moments in front of their home crowd.
L - Jonas LeBourgeois. Has played a role in helping French Settlement (3-3) remain on pace to easily exceed last year’s 6-win total.
M – Martin. French Settlement’s girls coach Daniel has the rewarding opportunity of coaching his daughter Dannah, who recently poured in a season-high 40 points.
N – Kati Norman. First-year coach Billy Dreher has Norman and Springfield’s Lady Bulldogs off to a fast start this season.
O – Maddy Oubre. Will be a part of what will be a determined effort from Albany’s fifth-seeded Lady Hornets.
P – Presleigh Scott. Big cog in the machine of the Doyle Lady Tigers who are seeded third with a puncher’s chance of winning it all.
Q – Tyler Quamme. The Hornets suffered through a difficult 2017-18 and have welcomed back their big man with open arms.
R – Mekayla Rothman. Has been a player capable of filling out a stat sheet with whatever Walker’s Lady Cats need.
S – Samantha White. Former Holden player has Doyle’s girls off to a torrid start, complete with dramatic one-point win over Class 3A state champion Loranger.
T – Tyler Anderson. One of Maurepas’ senior leaders who gets the chance to show what the Wolves are all about.
U – Undefeated. One team in each bracket – Walker’s girls and Live Oak’s boys – bring in undefeated records into the tournament.
V – Victoria Smith. Provides Walker’s Lady Cats with a true post presence, giving her team points, rebounds and a shot blocker.
W – Calvin Watson. A year after serving as a capable reserve during Walker’s state championship run, Watson has moved into the Wildcats’ starting lineup at guard.
X - Xavier Miles. Denham Springs center is one of two starters returning for the Yellow Jackets, but the senior will have a greater role this season in scoring, rebounding and leadership.
Y – Tiara Young. Has more than lived up to her billing as one of the nation’s top players. The LSU signee and Class 5A All-Stater, who had more than 3,000 career points to her credit, has given Walker’s girls a dominant scorer, who doesn’t mind sharing the basketball.
Z – Zyriah Pink. Because she’s on the same team as All-Parish selection Dijone’ Flowers, Pink can be overshadowed, but provides Live Oak’s girls with another capable scorer.