The LHS alumni executive board is proud to announce Demond Mallet, who graduated from Leesville High School in 1996, as the 2020 Sports Hall of Fame selection.  He joins Kevin Mawae, Eddie Fuller, Ted Paris, Richard Reese, Robert Gaines, Terry Holt, Grant Westerchil, Dr. Holly Wentz- Reeves and T. Barrett (T-Berry) Porter as members of the Hall.

A gifted and motivated athlete, Demond achieved a great deal of success in sports and eventually a storied career in professional basketball.  His three-pronged journey began at Leesville High School, continued collegiately at McNeese State University, and ended professionally in Europe.

As a freshman at LHS, Demond lettered in three sports: football, basketball and baseball.  However, after a grueling freshman year, he decided to focus on two, basketball and baseball.  Modestly, he stated, “Along with great coaches and gifted and talented teammates, I was able to enjoy numerous team and individual successes all four years.”

His contributions grew over time, as did the honors he received.  He played on championship-contending teams in both basketball and baseball, along with district championship teams; moreover, he was a member of a team who reached the state finals.  His individual honors included multiple selections as First Team All-District, First Team All Vernon Parish, First Team All-State; district and state MVPs; Louisiana State Heisman Winner; and Mizuno All-American Honorable Mention.  He finished his high school career with a 4-year athletic scholarship.

In addition to his outstanding athletic career at LHS, he won numerous honors in academics and in the extracurricular life of the school, notably FBLA, Most Popular Male Student, All-State Academic, President of the Student Government Association, and Student of the Year.  He graduated with honors.

The second leg of Demond’s journey came after graduation from LHS; he landed at McNeese State University.  There, Demond was a four-year letterman.  As a senior, he played 31 games, leading the Southland Conference in scoring at 21.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, and 2.1 spg; FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 38.9%, and FT:79.6%.  He finished his collegiate career at McNeese as the all-time leader in career three-points made (331), and steals (206) and third in points scored (1,941).  He is listed in the LSU Miscellaneous Records as the last time a player on a team opposing LSU had 30 or more points. Demond scored 31 against the Tigers on December 13, 2000.  He was named to the Southland Conference 1990s All-Decade Men’s Basketball Team and was inducted into the McNeese University Hall of Fame in 2012.

As at Leesville High, Demond continued to excel in academics and school life as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and a Hall of Fame inductee.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.   

The final leg of Demond’s journey led him to play the game he loved, basketball, professionally in Europe.  He had an enduring career and achieved numerous successes.  His successes included multiple championships, all-star appearances, 3-point shooting championships, scoring titles, and MVP honors. He concluded his career with a banner and retirement of jersey on Joventut’s Hall of Fame.  Upon announcing his retirement, Demond was surprised with a retirement ceremony at half-time in Bamberg, Germany, where he helped lead the team to the 2005 BBL title.

Demond is single and has no children.  His parents are Donald and Nita Mallet.  He is a partner in a New York City restaurant, The Cabin, and owner of DMB International Basketball Consultants.
The Alumni Association would like to thank all those who contributed nominations this year.  

Nomination procedures for the 2021 Hall can be found below.

*Just a reminder, previous nominees must be resubmitted each year to be considered. Verbal nominations will not be accepted. Please send attached Hall of Fame form to Ray Ortiz or 114 East Rd. Anacoco, LA 71403  

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