University High School will induct former LSU and current NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis and ex-basketball and football standout John Hamilton into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Aug. 16.
The event set for the LSU Cotillion Ballroom begins at 6 p.m. with a reception.
Davis, a 2004 U-High grad, played football and basketball at the school. He led the Cubs to two Class 2A state titles in basketball and went on to star at LSU before an NBA career that has included stints with the Celtics, Magic and Clippers.
Hamilton was the first African-American quarterback at U-High and graduated from the school in 1981. He played college basketball at Nicholls State and is now a sports agent. He represents Davis, current LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones and another ex-Cub in the NBA, Garrett Temple.
Tickets are $75 per person and seating is limited. Call (225) 578-3148 to make reservations and send email to U-High’s Megan Flynn Bourgeois at email@example.com to obtain more information about obtaining tickets the UHS’ 15th annual alumni recognition event that is dubbed Cubs 2014.
Two claim All-America spots
Former Walker outfielder Taylor Lockwood and ex-St. Amant outfielder Kayla Braud earned spots on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America softball teams.
Lockwood, an LSU signee, made the first team after hitting .551 as a senior with 21 RBIs. Braud, an LSU-Eunice signee, hit .416 and drove in 52 runs. She is a second-team selection.
Sagrera, Blanchard honored
Former St. Joseph’s Academy pitcher Caroline Sagrera was selected as one of Spring Hill College’s Female Athletes of the Year in the spring. Also, former Teurlings Catholic softball player Shea Blanchard received the Champions of Character award from the Mobile, Alabama, school.
Sagrera recorded a 38-11 record with a NAIA-leading 435 strikeouts in 339 innings to earn first-team All-America honors. She shared the honor with volleyball player Taryn Nash, a Missouri native.
Blanchard batted .341 with four home runs and had 26 RBIs for the Badgers.
Guillory nets JUCO honor
Former Live Oak pitcher Preston Guillory, a TCU signee, earned first-team all-conference honors for Panola College located in Carthage, Texas.
Guillory was 5-2 with one save and a 2.09 ERA in 81.2 innings for the Ponies, who advanced to the Region 14 tourney.
Zachary catcher Evan Pace committed to Southeastern Louisiana.
Pace batted .318 last spring with two home runs and 19 RBIs. He won the gold glove award in District 4-5A as a sophomore.
Thompson in limbo
Former Parkview Baptist basketball standout James Thompson won’t be able to report the University of South Carolina for summer classes this week because his court date on charges of second-degree battery and domestic abuse has been delayed until Aug. 6, according to media reports in South Carolina.
The 6-foot-9 Thompson, an All-Metro and Class 3A all-state choice, was arrested on June 9, days after signing with the Gamecocks, following an altercation that involved a girlfriend.