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BPCC BASKETBALL SIGNS 10 NEW PLAYERS FOR 2019-20

Per a news release from Bossier Parish Community College:

BOSSIER CITY, La. – Bossier Parish Community College Men’s Basketball coach Chris Lovell
announced 10 new signees for the 2019-2020 basketball season.

“We are very excited about this recruiting class which includes four D1 transfers, three JUCO transfers,
one DII transfer, one graduating senior from high school, and one guy whose been playing FIBA
basketball overseas,” said Lovell, who begins his fourth season at Bossier Parish. “It’s a group of high
character and hardworking young men. We have brought in a roster that provides depth combined with
the length and athleticism that is required to compete in our region and nationally. The fans are really
going to enjoy cheering for this team.”
Below are capsules on the 10 new Cavaliers:


Allen Hatchett, Jr. – 6’4” guard from Memphis, Tenn., by way of White Station High School and
South Carolina State. Hatchett was a part time starter that played in all 34 games as a freshman
at SC State. In 17 minutes per game, he averaged 3.2 points and 2.0 rebounds while adding 19
steals on the season.

Alan Lang – 6’9” forward from Mobile, Ala., by way of Judge Memorial High School in Salt
Lake, Utah and Weber State. Lang is the son of current NBA coach and former Duke and NBA
player Antonio Lang. He was All-State his senior year at Judge Memorial and saw action in a
few games as a redshirt freshman this past season at Weber State.

Willie LaPoole – 6’9” forward from Monroe, La., by way of Ouachita Parish High School and
Southeastern Louisiana University. LaPoole redshirted this past season at SLU after a successful career at Ouachita that saw him reach at least the quarterfinals all four seasons. As
a senior he averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Abraham Makumator – 7’0” center from Accra, Ghana, by way of First Baptist Academy in
Naples, Fla., and the University of Illinois-Chicago. Makumator redshirted this past season at
UIC after leading First Baptist Academy to 20 wins as a senior. He led the team in rebounds and
blocks and was named to the All-Collier County Athletic Conference team.

Diamante “Bam” Brown – 6’7” forward from Columbia, S.C., by way of A.C. Flora High School
and Lincoln-Memorial University. Brown redshirted after a preseason injury, but was slated to
start at LMU. As a high school senior, he made the All-Region and All-State teams while at A.C.
Flora, and won a state title in 2016.


Charlie Cochran – 6’6” wing from Louisville, Ken., by way of Martha Lane Collins High School,
Believe Prep, and Olney Central Community College. As a freshman at Olney Central, Cochran
averaged 9.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19.9 minutes while shooting 40.7% from three-point
range with 57 makes on the season.

Aaron Gregg – 6’2” guard from Cedar Park, Texas, by way of Vista Ridge High School and
McLennan Community College. Gregg redshirted last season due to injury, but played 25.6
minutes a game as a freshman at McLennan. He averaged 7.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.6
assists while shooting 40% from three-point range for the Highlanders.

Isaiah Sulack – 6’6” guard from Knoxville, Tenn., by way of Christian Academy of Knoxville,
Believe Prep, and Olney Central Community College. As a freshman at Olney Central, Sulack
averaged 11.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists while connecting on 43 three-pointers. He
also added 27 steals on the season.

Elie Kaje – 6’7” forward from Rwanda. Kaje has spent the past three years on the Rwanda
Men’s Basketball National Team. During the recent World Cup Qualifiers, Kaje averaged 9.4
points and 7.4 rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game.

Paul King – 5’11” guard from Monroe, La., by way of Ouachita Parish High School. King is
coming off a senior season in which he averaged 18 points and seven assists while being
named the District 2-5A Most Valuable Player and was a Class 5A First-Team All-State
selection. He played in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star game hosted by BPCC.

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Julia LeFort

Julia LeFort joined RSHV News 1 in May 2019 following her graduation from Florida College with a Bachelor's Degree in May 2019. She has been working as an editor in Florida for the past two years and previously graduated from Benton High School. Currently she is working as the content manager and a contributing reporter to RSHV News 1, while also attending graduate school online through LSU's School of Library and Information Science. Julia is excited to be back in Northwest Louisiana, which she considers home. You can contact Julia at jlefort@rshv.news.

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