Two athletes from the parish have been selected to the 17 Under travel basketball team by Out Work Everyone (O.W.E.). They are Ty Jones of Riverdale Academy and D’Evan McDonald from Red River High. Both had outstanding seasons this year.
“The goal is to give the kids exposure to college coaches,” said Tyler Jones, father of Ty. He added, “It is also a great opportunity for them to see other parts of the country. Ty has played in Washington, DC and New York City. He has been on a travel ball team, in addition to playing for school since he was in the 7th grade.”
O.W.E. was founded by coaches from Evangel and Calvary in Shreveport. Jones said their team plays in the Prep Hoop Circuit. McDonald and Jones were selected from over 60 players who tried out.
The Journal thanks Tyler Jones for his help with this article.