Two St. Amant basketball stars make All-Metro team

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
St. Amant All-Metro star Courtney Julien averaged 24 points a game this past year. Photo by DKMoon Photography.

Only two parish basketball stars made the Baton Rouge area All-Metro squad this year, and both players come from St. Amant High.

In boy's basketball, Gator star Courtney Julien was named to the All-Metro team after a superb senior season.

It was tough year for St. Amant basketball. They had a resurgent season where they almost completely flipped their record from the previous year.

After finishing just 11-20 and not winning a single game in district play in 2014, the Gators went 19-12 and 6-4 in league play this season.

Unfortunately, despite the solid record, St. Amant was shut out of the playoffs.

The driving force behind the 19 wins was Julien.

After an all-district junior year, Julien took his game to an even greater level this season as he averaged 24 points a game on 62 percent shooting. He also shot 80 percent from the free-throw line.

He was named District 5-5A MVP and was also selected to play in the Louisiana High School Coaches' Association All-Star game in Shreveport.

Julien is a Texas State signee.

Joining him on the All-Metro team was St. Amant girl's basketball player Kara Gremillion.

The three-sport star had another huge basketball season after a junior campaign that awarded her All-State honors.

This year, Gremillion averaged 16 points, four assists and four rebounds per game on her way to being named District 5-5A MVP.

But like the boys, the St. Amant girls were shut out of the playoffs despite a solid win-loss record.

Just a year removed from winning the district for the first time in 20 years, St. Amant finished with an overall record of 18-13, but it wasn't good enough to earn them a spot in the postseason.

Gremillion signed just a day before Julien back in November. She is headed to UL-Lafayette to play softball.