Charski McDonald is a very proud father. His son Emaryeon is one of the most sought after basketball players and he is just a sophomore.
We saw Emaryeon as a freshmen take a key role on the Red River Bulldogs team that won district and went into the state semi-finals. Over the summer he has been attending camps and developing his skills.
The latest praise comes from the Prep Hoops website. Emaryeon McDonald was the only player from the class of 2012 to make the top ten list of Louisiana players. Prep Hoops said, “When McDonald really gets going, there’s not many capable of stopping him. He has in the gym range and may be the quickest release in the state.” The website says what is most impressive “was his ability to finish in the lane. Even just 3 months ago, all of his finishes in the lane were floaters, but now he is absorbing contact and finishing at the rim much stronger.”
Father Charski McDonald knows a few things about the sport. He was a member of the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Coushatta Choctaw teams. You will remember they won the state championship. McDonald said of Emaryeon, “He is one of the most humble kids, that it is more about the team than himself. He wakes up and goes to bed with a basketball.”
“Emaryeon is considered one of the top players in the state,” and Charski McDonald added, “Scouts come to Coushatta to see him play. NSU has been in contact since he was in the 8th grade.”
Father Charski McDonald is a new teacher at Red River. He instructs PE and Journey to Career. His mother Chevron has taught 6th grade math at Red River Elementary for twelve years.
Be at courtside when Red River Basketball begins in a couple of months. His whole family will be there watching and cheering Emaryeon on.