(La Porte County, IN) - There will be no national title this year for students at La Lumiere School to celebrate. The boys’ basketball team from the college prep school in northern La Porte County lost Thursday in the first round of the Geico Nationals.
La Lumiere was defeated 76-51 by IMG Academy, a team the Lakers beat in double overtime during the regular season. IMG Academy is led by 5-star players Keyonte George (Baylor commit), Jarace Walker (Houston commit), and Jaden Bradley (Alabama commit.) The Lakers, who won the national tournament in 2017 and were runner-ups in 2019, finished the season at 20 -5.
Several players for La Lumiere are moving on to play basketball at Division 1 colleges next season. For example, J.J. Starling has committed to the University of Notre Dame while Jeremy Fears, Jr. has signed at Michigan State University.