The first annual Zydeco Hoopfest Powered by Above All Sports came to a
conclusion on Sunday evening, and it was a resounding success. 12 champions
were crowned in 12 different age divisions and 6 th Man from Lafayette swept the
15u, 16u, and 17u divisions. This was a First-class event from the opening
ceremony featuring former NFL star Brian Mitchell to the staff at every venue and
then we get to the competitive games, and talent on display this weekend. I saw
some very good players from Jay Mitchell (6 th Man/St Martinsville HS 2021) to
Bryan Sledge (On Geaux Elite/Woodlawn HS 2021) and also some big-time
individual performances from Brandon Daniels (BST Hoopers/South Lafourche
HS 2023) who had a game of 42p and 15r to the hot shooting of 8 th grader
Jayshaun Johnson who had two 30p games on Saturday. This event will become a
staple in the community of Lafayette for years to come. Here is what happened in
the championship games of the 15u, 16u, and 17u divisions.
6 th Man defeated BST Hoopers 71-41 to complete an undefeated weekend and
take home the 17u championship. The aforementioned Mitchell scored 26p
including 19p in the second half and they cruised to the championship. Mitchell
was good all weekend leading his team to the championship. In fact, he scored
40p in the Off da Hook tournament. Jaylon Wiltz (6 th Man/Crowley HS 2021)
added 12p in the win.
In the 16u championship, 6 th Man used a crazy rally in the last minute to beat BIM
Run-N-Gun by a score of 46-43. Jaylon Domingeaux (6 th Man/Comeaux HS 2023)
and Isaac Doucet (6 th Man/North Central HS 2023) both scored 13p in the win and
Kalen Phillps (6 th Man/N/A) added 11p.
The 15u championship game saw 6 th Man hold off a very good Hub City Elite 56-
51. Montavis Serialle (6 th Man/Ville Platte HS 2025) scored 21p in the win.
Can’t wait for next year because I will definitely be back.