Basketball fans. Where will you be on Friday night @ 6pm November 25th? What about on Saturday night, November 26th at 6pm? The inaugural D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree will be under way and it’s at those times you can catch Baton Rouge Madison Prep in action. They will take on Houston Episcopal on Friday and then Houston Westside on Saturday.
Veteran Coach Jeff Jones a long time Assistant at Baton Rouge Glen Oaks under the legendary Harvey Adger is no stranger to winning as Glen Oaks has multiple state titles in Louisiana. In his first year as head coach you can expect his team will play tough defense and uptempo. Although still a young group, they’ll be led by 2012 G 6’1″ Ralston Morris who leads the team in scoring and dunks. Off to a 6-1 start Madison prep has an early signature win over Family Christian Academy, last year’s State Semi Finalist.
Make no mistake about it though that the basketball junkies will be out in full force to see Louisiana and the South’s latest basketball prodigy and big time prospect, 2013 F 6’9″ Jarell Martin. Snakes, alligators, great Cajun cooking and big time hoopers come out of The Bayou! He’s ultra long and fluid, with many favorable early comparisons to Kevin Durant. Wow! Check the video below, compliments of Yay Areas Finest as Martin goes between the legs and windmills in this past summer’s Las Vegas Fab 48 event playing for the Louisiana Elite. With about 200 college coaches in the house and Coach Max Ivany sitting on the endline in the bleachers Martin exploded on the You Tube map.
See you at Houston St. Thomas High School after you digest your turkey for the D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree!