One of the nation’s top girls basketball players plans to make her college plans known at 5 p.m. Friday.
Salmen center Kalani Brown will decide between Baylor, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
The 6-foot-6 center is ranked the 11th best player in the Class of 2015 in ESPN’s HoopGurlz national rankings and the top center.
She is one of just two players in the top 20 who have yet to announce their college plans.
Brown averaged 21 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots per game as a junior to help lead Salmen to its second consecutive Class 4A state championship.
The Spartans, who finished as the No. 1-ranked team in The New Orleans Advocate season-ending Super 10, finished 33-1 and ended the season on a 27-game winning streak.
She has won numerous awards.
Brown, the daughter of former Louisiana Tech players P.J. Brown and Dee Brown, was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Farm Bureau/Miss Basketball, Louisiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Most Outstanding Player of the Top 28 and The New Orleans Advocate’s Player of the Year.
Jesuit’s Crabtree to sign
Jesuit baseball player Scott Crabtreeis scheduled to sign Wednesday to play with UNO.
Last year Crabtree, primarily an outfielder, batted. 303 with seven doubles, three triples and 16 RBIs.
“Scott enters the 2015 season as one of the team’s top offensive performers,” Jesuit coach Joey Latinosaid. “He is a versatile player who has seen time at third base as well as left field. Scott has a great work ethic, sense of team, and leadership characteristics, which will serve him well at the next level.”
Rummel up to No. 10
After spending the past few weeks ranked No. 11 nationally, Rummel moved up a spot to No. 10 on Tuesday in the latest national rankings by USA Today.
The Raiders (10-0) finished the regular season undefeated after beating Brother Martin 45-24 on Saturday and capturing the Catholic League title.
Rummel earned a bye in the Division I playoffs and will play the winner of Friday’s game between Teurlings Catholic and Holy Cross.
Howard sets Owls record
Chalmette receiver Montrell Howardset a school record this season for the Owls. Howard finished with 38 catches, setting a school single-season record.
NFHS to show video
The NFHS network will have live video coverage of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Volleyball State Tournament quarterfinals & semifinals, Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Cross Country State Meet and Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Swimming State Meet.
FSNO will have tape delayed coverage of the volleyball finals only.
The NFHS Network will then travel with the LHSAA to Natchitoches to provide live coverage of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Cross Country State Meet on Monday and Tuesday.
Finally, the NFHS Network will head south to Sulphur, where it will cover the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Swimming State Meet.
Live coverage will only be provided for the Division III & IV events on Thursday, Nov. 20 and the Division I & II events on Saturday, Nov. 22.