Campers Showcase Skills at Basketball Camp

Campers successfully completed the 2016 Brother Martin Basketball Camp held in the Robert M. Conlin Gymnasium in July. Head Varsity Coach Chris Biehl hosted the camp of 125 boys  from 2nd – 8th grades. Campers spent the week with Brother Martin coaches and players learning various basketball techniques and drills to enhance their basketball skills. On the last day of camp, family and friends were treated to a performance of drills by the campers. Read more »

Crusader Basketball Wins at Camp

Tyler Lally ’18  wowed the crowd this past weekend at the Southeastern Louisiana University team camp as he scored 38 points in route to a 64 – 47 victory over the Donaldsonville Tigers.  Lally finished the game 10 for 11 for three-pointers and 14 for 16 overall. Head Coach Chris Biehl was impressed with his performance. “What makes Tyler’s performance remarkable is that he accomplished this feat in a running-clock game. 38 points in a regular Read more »

2016 Basketball Convocation

Last night, the Brother Martin Athletic Department hosted a convocation in the Bro. Mark Thornton Terrace honoring the Crusader Basketball program. Varsity Head Coach Chris Biehl, Coach Russ Williams, Coach Joey Barnitz ’02, and Coach Tommy Smith ’71 addressed their respective teams on their accomplishments during the season. In addition, Assistant Varsity and JV Coach Evan Turkish was in attendance at at the event. The Crusaders finished the Read more »

Crusaders Outrun Raiders in Basketball

On Friday night the Crusaders outplayed Archbishop Rummel on the Raiders home court, leading to a 70-53 District 9-5A victory. Varsity Head Coach Chris Biehl said, “We felt like we’d been doing a good job getting the ball inside.” However, on a night when Rummel was slow in transition defense, the Crusaders began pushing the ball and the strategy paid off. Leading scorers in the game were Bruce Jordan-Swilling (20 points and 12 rebounds), Tre Read more »

Crusaders Capture Second Win over Blue Jays

The Crusaders returned home to the Conlin Gymnasium on Friday night for a district showdown with the Jesuit Blue Jays. The Crusaders controlled the court the entire game and won convincingly 65-43. At the end of the first quarter, Brother Martin lead 20-11 and extended that lead to 33-18 by halftime. In the third quarter, the Crusaders built a 25 point lead and led 51-26. Irv Smith ’16 led all scorers with 20 points while Tré Swilling ’17 chipped Read more »

Basketball Championships
1969-1970 – District, State, National
1970-1971 – District, State
1972-1973 – District
1973-1974 – District, State
1978-1979 – District
1986-1987 – District
2002-2003 – District, State Runner-up
2003-2004 – District, State
2004-2005 – District, State
2006-2007 – District
2009-2010 – State
2011-2012 – District, State Semifinalist
2012-2013 – State Quarterfinalist

The Basketball Program consists of four levels of competition: eighth grade, ninth grade, junior varsity, and varsity.

Varsity and junior varsity basketball begins with conditioning and weight training in the fall.  The official beginning of practice is determined by LHSAA regulations. Currently, that is the first Monday in October.  Tryouts for all levels take place in November. Varsity and junior varsity seasons begin in late November and run through late February.  Team members are expected to attend all practices/games during the holiday seasons.  9th and 8th grade teams begin in late November.  Spring practice for varsity and junior varsity takes place in May.  Summer League/Team Camps run from the end of May through the month of June.

Team selections (all levels) are made through a tryout process.



Vance Burwell – Delgado Community College

Luke Walker- Louisiana Tech
Venjie Wallis- University of New Orleans

Jordan Cornish  – University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Logan Mancuso – Millsaps College

Jalen Gray – Loyola University
Jordan Lumpkins – Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Patrick McCree  – Spring Hill College
Jabbar Singleton  – Oral Roberts University/ Southeastern Louisiana University

Myron Chapman – Kilgore Junior College (TX)
Denzel Flemings – Nicholls State University

Jamon Gray  – Delgado Community College
Schane Rillieux – Nicholls State University

Ryan Berger – Millsaps College
Patrick Swilling, Jr. – Tulsa



Steven “Duece” Martin – Chicago State University

D.J. Augustin – University of Texas at Austin
Steven Payton  – Pace University
Courtney Wallace – University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Mr. Chris Biehl – Varsity Head Coach

Mr. Evan Turkish (C)- Varsiy Assistant Coach

Junior Varsity Coaches: 
Mr. Tommy Smith ’71  – JV Coach

9th Grade Coaches:
Mr. Joey Barnitz ’02 – 9th Grade Head Coach

8th Grade Coaches:
Mr. Russ Williams (C) – 8th Grade Head Coach

(C) – CECP Coach



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