LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - LaGrange senior guard Jeriah Warren will leave the Lady Gator program a legend. That legacy grew a little larger this weekend when the Louisiana Sports Writer Association named Warren Louisiana’s Miss Basketball, which is an award given to the state’s top player each season. Last month Warren was named the MaxPreps Louisiana Player of the Year.
Warren is certainly deserving, as her contribution led LaGrange to back-to-back state championships, winning the Most Outstanding Player Award each time. She led the Lady Gators to the Class 4A title each of the past two years marking the first time a Lake Charles-based team ever accomplished that feat.
She averaged a double-double this season with 17 points and 12 rebounds per game. In addition, the 6-foot guard averaged six assists, six steals and 3.5 blocks per game.
Warren signed with Florida and will be a Lady Gator in college after being named Louisiana’s top-ranked player for the 2021 class. She’s ranked 95th overall (29th guard) in ProspectsNation.com’s Top 100 as a four-star recruit.
Warren is the first-ever Lake Charles-based recipient of the Louisiana Miss Basketball honor and is the first from the Lake Area since Fairview’s Kylie Leonards in 2009.