Player of the Week
JUNIOR • GIRLS’ BASKETBALL • ELLENDER
Small forward/power forward
Junior; will be senior next school year
Ellender Memorial High School
Oreion is one of the top players in the state of Louisiana. With an athletic, lanky frame, James has post skills, but also handles, which makes her a perfect fit for Ellender’s up-tempo offense.
In the past season, Oreion was one of the top players in Louisiana. During the postseason, she played her best, earning the Most Outstanding Player award, while helping lead the Lady Patriots to the Class 4A State Championship. Oreion was also named to the All-District and All-Region teams.
“To work on every phase of my game so that my senior season can be the best season that I’ve had in my career. I want to lead our team back to where we got this past season.”
Distance shooting, handles.
Ability to defend multiple positions.
Ellender girls’ basketball standout Oreion James is a matchup nightmare for opponents. In some games, she is the team’s top perimeter player and in others, she works the post. Oreion said she loves to play the game because the feeling of accomplishing a goal after hard work is a feeling that she can’t feel anywhere else. Off the floor, Oreion said she loves music and to relax.
Visit houmatimes.com to see a video of Oreion doing her thing!
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