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Landers Athlete of the Week: Jesse McWright - May 14th

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Captain Shreve's Jesse McWright is this week's Landers Athlete of the Week. Captain Shreve's Jesse McWright is this week's Landers Athlete of the Week.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Captain Shreve's Jesse McWright has led his Gators to title after title. He guides his team to three straight District 1-5A championships. Now he will take that winning drive to a team with the same philosophy.

Jesse recently signed to play basketball for LSU Shreveport.

"We're excited to get a local kid of his caliber," said Kyle Blankenship, LSUS men's basketball coach. "I thought he was the best guard in the city over the last two years. And his game will translate perfect in our system."

Jesse said the fast pace style was a motivator to go to sign with the college.

"Scoring up and down the court. I like that," said Jesse. "I know I still have to work hard to be an even better player over the summer time."

During his senior year, the point guard averaged more than 18 points per game and was name the district MVP. He was also an All-State selection.

Captain Shreve head coach, Todd Martinez, has watched his player transform over the years.

"From what he came here four years ago to where he is now, the two are not even close. I'm as proud of him as any kid I've ever coached. He's come a long way."

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