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LGR's 5A All State

Before we get started please note this is NOT the LSWA (Louisiana Sportswriters Association) all state team but solely Louisiana Girls Rankings thoughts. Again with our platform we are only trying to help keep the conversation going about OUR girls so this is just another way of doing that. The 5A classification this year has been one of the deepest classes in years past and was absolutely loaded with talent which made for a great playoff run and the best state championship game I've ever watched!


Mikaylah Williams Jr. / Parkway

Mikaylah Williams is again as good as advertised and we will say it again if you have not seen this young lady play you need to take the trip up to Bossier, LA and watch some Parkway HS basketball. Williams was named Gatorade player of the year to give her the opportunity to go back to back winning the award putting her in the same company as: Cara "Moon" Ursin (3x's), Theresa Plaisance (2x's), Whitney Jones (2x's), Seimone Augustus (2x's) being only the 5th player to win the award multiple times in Louisiana since its 37 years of existence.

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1st Team (Alphabetical Order)

Jahniya Brown Sr. / Lafayette (Neosho CC Signee)

Terren Coffil So. / John Curtis

Jermesha Frierson Jr. / Southwood

Caitlin Travis - Jr. / Walker

Jaylee Womack Sr. / Ponchatoula / Tulane Signee

Jahniya Brown helped lead Lafayette HS to one of its best seasons in some time and they did this by being one of the top teams in the state all season long. The Neosho signee averaged nearly 20 points per game and over 8 rebounds per game as the stretch forward helped the Lady Lions both inside and out!

Terren Coffil completed another season adding another state championship to her already impressive resume for the sophomore sensation. With winning championships as a team comes both awards for the teams as well as individual awards for the players! Terren Coffil is already one of the best players in the state of Louisiana despite only being a sophomore and her and her John Curtis teammates will be one of the top teams in the state for the next several years to come.

Jermesha Frierson has continued to take her game to another level as she transitioned a great summer of basketball into the high school season getting the Southwood Lady Cowboys back into the quarterfinals for the first time in five years. She made first team all district in district 1-5A which is arguably the toughest district in the state scoring 23ppg.

Caitlin Travis was the best player on the best team in the state for the majority of the season as her and her Walker teammates only lost two games all season long in state. She's been the point guard and driving force for this team leading them in both points and assist and she'll look to do the same thing next year while adding a state championship trophy. Travis her the Wildcats will be one of the top teams in the state next year as they return most of their roster!

Jaylee Womack gave us the treat of one of the best state championship games of all time with 7.2 seconds left down by three points... Coach drew up a play to get her the basketball and she did not disappoint hitting a MONSTER 3pt shot to send the game into overtime where her and her teammates would go onto win in double overtime! Jaylee is one of the best scorers we have seen in quite time scoring over 2,500 points in her career at the 5A level which is very difficult to do.

Photo by: Michael Odendahl / CoachO GameDay Graphix

2nd Team (Alphabetical Order)

Shamiya Butler - Sr. / West Monroe (ULM Signee)

Jasmine Matthews - Jr. / East St. John

Emerald Parker - Jr. / Ruston

Ty'reona Sibley - So. / McKinley

Tierra Sylvas - Sr. / Northshore / Unsigned

Shamiya Butler asserted herself as arguably the top back to the basket big in the state this season! She helped lead her West Monroe team to quarterfinals averaging a monster double double throughout the season. It came as no surprise when her commitment was announced here recently that she would be going to ULM after the way she finished off the season Coach Donald-Williams has to love what she saw from the ba

Jasmine Matthews lead her ESJ team to a 6th seed in the playoffs as the junior won another district MVP scoring over 26ppg and pulling down 11rpg. She's creeping up on the 2,000 point mark herself and again it's very difficult to score over 2,000 points in high school let alone the 5A level its no doubt she's a walking mismatch and is very difficult to stop!

Emerald Parker helped lead Ruston HS to a 5th seed in the 5A state playoffs as they finished off the season on a 20-1 run to close out the season. Parker dominated the paint on both ends of the court averaging a monster double double. The junior big is considered one of the top bigs in the state and will be a huge part of this Ruston team next year as they will rely on her even more to anchor the paint!

Ty'reona Sibley is one of only two sophomore's on this and she deserves all the credit she's about to get being on here! She was the driving force in helping turn this McKinley team around with the growth she made as a leader on the court combined with her much improved guard skills.... the sky is the limit for this young lady. She's currently ranked #21 in our 2024 class but she played OUTSTANDING all season long and had one of the best years out of any in comparison to her ranking... a major stock riser in the 2024 classification.

Tierra Sylvas in my opinion is one of the top unsigned players left in the state for the 2022 classification. She helped lead her team to a top 10 finish in 5A and a quarterfinal birth. The 5'7 guard showcases a lot of length at the guard position making plays on both ends of the floor and she can create a shot for herself or others. She's going to be a steal for whomever ends up signing her at the next level.

Honorable Mention: (Alphabetical Order)

Kayla Hampton - Sr / (Unsigned)

Taylor Jackson - Jr. / Ponchatoula

Chloe Larry - So. / Parkway

Mikaylah Manley - Jr. / Barbe

Chrysta Narcisse - Jr. / Lafayette

Kayla Hampton - Photo Credit / Shreveport Times - Jimmy Watson

Taylor Jackson

Photo by: Michael Odendahl / CoachO GameDay Graphix

Chloe Larry

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Mikaylah Manley

Chrysta Narcisse

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