The Lausanne Lynx boys basketball team wrapped up a historic season last month with a state championship, the third since 2013. That was followed a few days later by Moussa Cisse '21 winning Mr. Basketball for Division II-A in Tennessee.
Earlier this week the Lynx were once again honored as three players were named to the All-Metro team and head coach Marvis Davis was awarded Coach Of The Year Honors.
"I’m humbled and blessed to receive this award again," Davis said. "However it is never about me. It is about us all, the Lausanne community as a whole. Mr. McCathie for trusting me to be the leader of this program five years ago and Coach Locastro for having the vision for athletic and academic excellence for all our athletic teams. All the teachers and administrators who have helped teach these young men and who lead our school and all the support systems on campus. My assistant coaches and the coaches across campus who lead these young men daily. They have all helped these young men grow into leaders on and off the court."
Named to the All-Metro First Team was Cisse, who averaged e averaged 21.3 points, 14 rebounds and 8.6 blocks this season.
Johnathan DeJurnett '20 and Bo Montgomery '20 were named to the All-Metro Second team.
"It’s an honor to make the list," DeJurnett said. "I believe this is my first time, so to even be considered out of everyone in Memphis is a blessing itself. This is just another achievement that caps off what has already been an amazing year."
The honor capped off an exciting week for Montgomery, who committed to Holy Cross earlier in the week.
“It means a lot being selected to the all-metro team. I worked very hard on and off the court and I feel confident that all the hard work has paid off,” Montgomery said. "I am so excited and grateful to have an opportunity to play college D1 basketball. And to go to a school like Holy Cross, it’s a blessing. I just plan on working even harder to perfect my craft.”
On the girls side, Kayla Pointer '20 was named to the TSSAA Basketball Regular Season All-District Team for the Lady Lynx.
"Kayla portrays what I think a Lady Lynx represents. A hard-working, multi-sport athlete who is proud to wear the Lausanne name on her uniform!" Mears said. "It’s hard to imagine what it will be like without Kayla next season. She’s been an absolute joy to coach."
Boys Head Coach Marvis Davis said this year was super special and while the individual awards are nice, he is already focused on making sure the gold ball comes back to Lausanne next season as well.
"We have turned this into one of the best basketball programs in the state year in and year out," Davis said. "This was an amazing group of young men who made school history and believed in each other. I’m just so proud and thankful to be a part of the Lausanne family!"