Saturday, February 28, 2009

Louisiana High School Boys Playoffs

2010 G 6'5" Brian Williams of #2 Baton Rouge Glen Oaks brings his explosive game to the playoff opener v Tioga. Williams currently has offers in his pocket from Oklahoma State and LSU amongst others.
2011 P 6'7" Tre Drye is likely the best sophomore in the State of Louisiana. He'll be a big part of #2 Baton Rouge Glen Oaks as they attempt to get to the Cajun Dome for the Final 4.2010 G Ronald McGhee brings his sweet stroke to the table as he leads Baton Rouge Istrouma into the 4A playoffs v Lee. Hello to all our friends down on the Bayou. We just don't cover Texas Basketball folks, we drop into Louisiana from time to time as well. Unlike Texas, the Louisiana model for the playoffs is a seeding system based on a formula that may be as confusing as the BCS. This process allows the top 32 teams to play in each classification.

In Texas, your playoff pairings are decided in advance based on your placement in District & Region. Something I do like about the Louisiana Model is that it does theoretically allow the best teams to meet in their Final 4. In Texas, there may be 2-3 teams from Houston or Dallas that have to beat it up on their way to Region with only one of them making it to the Drum for State.

So, along with the assistance of our Louisiana correspondent here are our picks for the playoffs.

5A Playoffs
1. Huntington v 32 West Jefferson....Huntington
16 St. Amant v 17 West Hammond...St. Amant
9 Jesuit v 24 Mandeville...Jesuit
8 South LaFource v 25 John Ehret...South LaFource

5 Westgate v 28 Lafayette...Westgate
12 Hanville v 21 Airline...Hanville
13 East Ascension v 20 Brother Martin...East Ascension
4 St. Thomas More v 29 Covington...Thomas More

3 West Monroe v 30 Woodlawn...West Monroe
14 Carencro v 19 Dutchtown...Dutchtown
11 Sulphur v 22 Ruston...Sulphur
6. St. Augustine v 27 Central...St. Augustine

7 Terrebone v 26 v Natchitoches...Terrebone
10 Catholic v 23 Scotlandville...Catholic
15 Thibodeaux v 18 East St. John...St. John
2 Ouchita v 31 Slidell...Ouchita

4A Playoff Pairings

1 Peabody v 32 Shaw...Peabody
16 Franklin Parrish v 17 East Jefferson...Jefferson
9 Salmen v St. Martinville..Salmen
8 Abbeville v 25 Northwood...Abbeville

5 OP Walker v 28 St. Michael...Walker
12 Istrouma v 21 Lee...Istrouma
13 Edna Carr v 20 Carroll...Edna Carr
4 Alexandria v 29 Franklinton...Alexandria

3 Northside v 30 Beau Chene...Northside
14 Minden v 19 Opelousas...Opelousas
11 LaGrange v 22 Mckinley...LaGrange
6 Bossier v 27 Leesville...Bossier

7 DeRidder v 26 Zachary...DeRidder
10 Grant v 23 Teurlings...Grant
15 McDonogh v 18 Ellender...McDonogh
2 Glen Oaks v 31 Tioga...Glen Oaks