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Heart of the Eagles: Alex Broussard

Vermilion Catholic has been known for successful football teams and girls basketball teams, but one junior is determined to put the boys basketball team on the map. Ron Snyder explains Alex Broussard's journey to be the best.

Posted: Jan 29, 2021 11:01 PM

Lafayette, LA (KADN)-- The rise to the rim is what junior Vermilion Catholic guard Alex Broussard lives for. He leads the team in scoring this season at 20 points a game.

"I always loved the game of basketball it is always a challenge everyday," Broussard said. "It didn't always come natural for me to become the best player I can be."

Alex's dad played college basketball at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. Together they worked on his game in the driveway during the quarantine. Alex also gained more than 20 pounds and grew three inches to 6'2''.

"Every part of my game I could work I did this summer," Brossard said. "Nowadays there are games where I don't play well and I don't feel satisfied. I didn't play good. I could have got my shot off better but it is more at ease now."

His head coach Cory Brodie is proud of his improvement.

"He looked like a little kid last year if you look at pictures," Brodie said. "He looked like what a 15-year-old should look like. Now he's grown man. "If we need a bucket we'll put him in the post it puts alot of pressure on teams that want to put a quicker guard on him. However, Mr. Bart and I have told him he's put in so much work in and it is a shame if it goes to work overthinking.

Alex and his dad Bart hope he earns a scholarship one day. Regardless, the only direction Alex knows is up.

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