The biggest draw to tonight’s Top 28 high school
basketball tournament games in the Cajundome is a lanky 6-foot-10-inch forward from Helen Cox High
School in Jefferson Parish. Greg Monroe has been consistently rated as the No.
1 high school basketball recruit in the country this year, and recently signed to play
next season for perennial college powerhouse Georgetown. Monroe is somewhat of an anomaly for a power forward. Hailed for his
versatility, the lefty is known for having quick moves inside as
well as being the best passer on his team. Tonight, in his Top 28 debut, his
focus will be on leading Helen Cox to the Class 4A state finals. Helen Cox faces
Carroll High School in today’s final game at 8 p.m. Click here to view the complete
schedule of Top 28 games.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.