Today we will continue with our Pre-Season area 1st team listing by taking a look at the greater Monroe Area. This area is what I call the land of the trees where you can typically find the most size in the state. On this list you’ll find a few state champions and a good bit of size. These five kids will all help their respective programs to wins and possibly state championships. Here’s a look at the 2022 Preseason All- Monroe Area Team!
Once again ill say the North Louisiana land lord 2023is best described in one word (LONG). No longer at Ruston High Emerald has taken her talent and length down I-20 East to Carroll High for her senior campaign. Add this 6’3 rim runner who’s offensive game as of now is best when she’s in transition out racing her opponents to the rim and finishing where she is a long lefty to a Carroll team who returns some key pieces from a second round playoff team you maybe talking about a squad to challenge district foe and state champion Wossman. A solid shot blocker and way above average rebounder Emerald will be a steal at the next level for whoever is able to get her on campus! Get a year of solid development and she can easily be the best big to come out of this class and the Monroe area in a long time when its all said and done!
Versatility is the word ill use here to describe 2025 Wingof Ouachita High! After having a solid freshman campaign where she was 2nd Team All-District and 3rd team All-Parish James is a kid that can do a little bit of everything, she’s able to post up little guards as she stands at 5’10 or take a big out on the perimeter and beat them off the bounce and finish through contact. Look for a first team All-District year out of Miss James as she’ll be the go to for the Lady Lions!
This reigning State Championship game Most Outstanding Player and 1st team All-State selection is back for her junior campaign and looking to capture another State Championship with her Wossman High Lady Wildcats! Da’Naya if described in one word would simply be (Electric) the 2024 guard has length at the position and a great feel for the game which was shown in last years State Championship game whereas a sophomore she finished with a double-double 24 points and 13 rebounds and made it look very easy!
Speed Speed Speed and more speed is Jaliyah’s game. The super quick class of 2024 Pg was a 1st Team All-District selection last year while leading her Lady Bearcats squad to a 3rd round playoff appearance. Best in transition with the ball in her hands pushing the pace McWain can also stop on a dime and knock down the pull up jumper. This year she will have to shoulder the load for the Lady Bearcats as they lost a lot from last years playoff squad!
Long and versatile that’s what 2025 Wingis best described as! The now Sophomore burst on the seen as a freshman for the defending 3a State Champs Wossman Wildcats posting multiple double-doubles throughout her freshman campaign. Non more important then her State Semi-final performance where she produced 17 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Lady Wildcats to the State Championship game where she totaled 11 points that night. Paired with super 2024 Guard the Lady Cats should be rite back at the top of the mountain!