Home School News McArthur basketball player Derric Jean earns scholarship to Louisiana Tech University

McArthur basketball player Derric Jean earns scholarship to Louisiana Tech University

Derric Jean, a guard on the McArthur High School Basketball team was named to the Florida Basketball Coaches Association and Source Hopes Class 8A all-state first team basketball team. He accepted a basketball scholarship to Louisiana Tech University. Jean received 14 other scholarship offers. Also, he qualified for the state championship track and field meet in the high jump with a 6.4 foot jump.

Jean has enjoyed success on the basketball court averaging12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. He was a top player on the McArthur team that won three consecutive district championships. Jean was a leading player on a team that qualified for the state final four but lost to Wellington High School, a team that won the state title.

Jean loves basketball and he believes it takes effort to be successful in the game. “You have to stay in shape and be willing to practice for many hours. I am looking forward to going to Louisiana Tech. I will work for my spot. I think I can play there as a freshman but nothing is guaranteed.”

McArthur Head Coach Warren Gale is very proud of this year’s team. “This team had a lot of discipline and worked hard. We had nine seniors that played well together,” said Gale.

Other McArthur players have received basketball scholarships or are considering offers. Corey Brown and Majestic Tejada received scholarships to Northern Arizona University.

“It is the best feeling to have players going on to play college basketball,” said Gale.

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Circ Hotel Announces Winners of Local Art Competition

New Collection of Work is part of the Hotel’s Local Art Initiative CIRC Hotel, a 12-story modern, boutique hotel on Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood,...

Hollywood to Purchase New Police Vehicles and Software

The Hollywood Commission approved some large purchases during a recent meeting. It passed a purchase order designated to Stringray Chevrolet for twenty 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe...

Margaritaville Hosts Jumbo Business Expo

Business and community leaders came together at Margaritaville Beach Resort to enjoy the Jumbo Business Expo. Approximately 115 exhibitors, offering a wide variety of...

Humane Society Calls for Volunteers to Assist with Animals in their Care

The Humane Society of Broward County has several volunteer opportunities currently available and is hoping you can help, especially with the dogs. Current openings include: ...

New Playgrounds to be Installed at David Park Community Center, Joe Dimaggio Park and Montella Park in Hollywood

Among the first projects to be kicked off with new funding from Hollywood's General Obligation Bond, are new or upgraded outdoor playground installations at...