Josh LeBlanc scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and blocked 3 shots to lead Madison Prep to a fourth straight State Championship. While most of the attention has gone to high-flying Mac McClung who also won a State title, LeBlanc quietly put together a great senior season despite breaking his foot a couple of months ago.
Impressively, Patrick Ewing was in attendance at both games, the first for McClung in Richmond, Virginia and the second for LeBlanc in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Former Hoya Darrel Owens has been instrumental in getting LeBlanc to the Hilltop, and had this to say about LeBlanc and Georgetown basketball in general. The below is pasted with Owens’ permission from a Facebook forum re Hoyas hoops:
“Hey Hoya Fans, I just wanted to say thanks for the great dialogue all season long. I think this platform is a great outlet for players like myself to really grasp the intensity of our fans. As players we are sheltered from a lot of the outside noise and sometimes that’s a great thing bc they’re young and just need to just focus on school and b-ball. We all knew this season would be a rollercoaster with more downs than ups, but if you guys are anything like me, when the ball was thrown up you still prayed for victory. I can honestly say in my heart I genuinely loved JT3, and didn’t like the firing, but I am very confident Pat will bring us back to the promise land. I am even more excited that one of my players and little bro is coming to the hilltop next year and has committed to me to give it everything he has to bring the Hoyas back on top of college basketball Lets remember it’s still a process and Patrick Ewing is not walking through that door as a player anymore so we have to recruit and develop just like everyone else. With that being said Josh and Mac are two promising pieces to build with along with the guys that will be there. Love u guys and let’s go Hoyas
Just a few notes on Josh. Will be our best defender the moment he steps foot on campus. He is a 6’7 with a 7’1 wingspan Patrick defensively and that is the absolute truth. If he was 6’10 he would be 1 and done. Offensively he still needs work on his jumper and ball handling. Does both well enough to be an impact in November. My prediction is he will be a 3 to 4 year program changer similar to my old teammate Jeff.
If any of u run into him just tell him I told u to hug him and welcome him to DC. I’ll be down for the Kenner league to see him.”
Highlights of LeBlanc below (not from last night’s game):
Georgetown signee Josh LeBlanc (@23eraJosh) is BACK! A broken foot held him out most of the season but he put up 17 w/11 rebs & 2 blocks in his 1st game off of a minutes restriction leading (1) Madison Prep to a 62-47 W over (4) Wossman in the Class 3A semifinals! #MarshMadness pic.twitter.com/I2aiHHt4EU— Josh Preston (@JPrestonSports) March 8, 2018
Highlights from last night’s game:
Madison Prep 69 Peabody 50! Josh LeBlanc led Madison Prep with 19 pts & Tyrese Walker added 17 pts. Kyron Gibson led Peabody with 21 pts. Congrats to Madison Prep on winning the 3A state championship. #GSportz pic.twitter.com/N5unMNWMLg— Jeremiah Jakee' Gray (@G_PaidInFull08) March 11, 2018
Next stop, Georgetown.