A couple of weeks earlier than here in Texas, the Mississippi boys high school playoffs are under way. Last night the Canton Bulldogs were ousted in a tight 48-44 loss to the Ridgeland Titans. The link below is to a nice story from the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Luckett’s larceny, dunk preserve Titans’ win clarionledger.com The Clarion-Ledger
***Also, if you look directly LEFT of this post you’ll see a brief video of Luckett showing his complete game at the Philadelphia Midnigh Madness this past September of 2009.***
This game was of particular interest to me as two Mississippi D-1 Ambassadors team mates squared off in this contest. Ridgeland’s LeAntwan Luckett, a 6’5″ WG with “hops on top of his hops” had 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. The final steal with the game on the line resulted in a resounding dunk as time expired to seal the win. Luckett already has Baylor, Marquette, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and LSU all over him.
Canton was led by 2010 G DeMarcus Lewis who had 31 points. Lewis will be a great catch for some JuCo program. It was a tough loss but 2012 P McDarion Abron shows why Canton has a bright future. The big sophomore is 6’9″ 240 lbs and still growing. He’s a work in progress on the offensive end but can take care of business in the rebounding department. He scored 3 points and had 12 boards in the loss. The impressive part is that he’s only been playing basketball for two years. The sky’s the limit for “Big Canton”, or McD as his friends know him.