Luckett Leads Ridgeland Into Top 10

There are several reasons why Ridgeland High School is currently 9-1 and ranked 7th overall in the state of Mississippi. And junior small forward/two-guard LeAntwan Luckett (6-4, 172) is one of those reasons.

Ridgeland High School head basketball coach Roderick Davidson has built his program into one of the premier basketball teams in the state of Mississippi. One of the main resons behind their success is the talented LeAntwan Luckett.

"LeAntwan can get to the basket better than any player that I have seen and I've coached eleven years," said Coach Davidson. "In transition, he can move and angle his body in so many different ways around the basket and make shots. Sometimes, what he does amazes me."

Davidson is not the only coach that is amazed by the talent of Luckett.

"Coaches started noticing me in the 8th grade," said Luckett. "They really thought I was already in high school. I used to play with the older boys in AAU ball."

And the coaches continued to keep an eye on him through the years.

"Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Georgia State, Baylor, Missouri, LSU ... there are a lot of schools interested," said Luckett, a self-described slasher type player.

Three of those schools have already offered the talented junior.

"Mississippi State, LSU and Georgia have offered," said Luckett, who is being recruited as a two-guard. "Georgia offered last year and Mississippi State and LSU offered this year. Mississippi State offered during the summer."

As of now, one school had really caught his eye recruiting-wise.

"I like Georgia because I grew up a Georgia fan," said Luckett.

Luckett and his teammates play their next game this Saturday against McClain High School in Lexington, Mississippi.

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