Basketball Camp Wraps Up Summer at Brother Martin

This past week, Brother Martin’s basketball camp, run by Head Varsity Coach Chris Biehl, hosted over 100 campers.  Coach Biehl and his staff focused on fundamentals, competition, and fun.  The camp was open to students entering 3rd – 8th grades.  This camp marked the end of summer camps at Brother Martin High School. Read more »

D.J. Augustin ’06 Signs with Detroit Pistons

NBA point guard D.J. Augustin ’06 has reached a new two year $6 million agreement with the Detroit Pistons. Augustin, 26, is coming off a revitalizing season with the Bulls where he excelled off the bench in scoring 14.9 points per game and shot 41.1% from the three-point line.  He is also an 88% career free throw shooter D.J. was part of the 02-03 District Champion/State Runner-up, 03-04 District Champion/State Champion, and 04-05 District Read more »

Summer Basketball Ends With Win

The Brother Martin summer basketball team ended the De La Salle summer league with a 47-38 win over East Jefferson on Thursday night.  The Warriors started the first half with a strong showing leading 22-16 at halftime. But, the Crusaders were surge back in the second half.  Brother Martin outscored the Warriors 31-16 in the second half to secure the victory. The Crusaders were led by Luke Walker’s 10 point second half.  Bruce Jordan-Swilling and Venjie Read more »

Crusaders Announce New Addition to Basketball Staff

Brother Martin Athletic Director, Scott Williams, Greg Rando, Principal, and Head Basketball Coach Chris Biehl announce the addition of Coach Russ Williams as a junior varsity/varsity assistant basketball coach. Coach Biehl stated that “Coach Williams is a perfect addition to our basketball staff at Brother Martin. He is a man of integrity that will provide our student-athletes with knowledge necessary for success both on and off the floor.” Russ Read more »

Moving On

Thursday afternoon, the Brother Martin Athletic Department held a spring signing ceremony in the Thornton Terrace for 9 Crusader student-athletes who are continuing their careers at the next level. Scott Williams ’90, Athletic Director, spoke about each student’s athletic and academic achievements during their four or five years as a Brother Martin student. After each athlete signed their papers, a small social was held for all the families, friends, 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
2012-2013 – State Quarter Finalist

The Basketball Program consists of five levels of competition: seventh grade, 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, 8th, 7th 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.


D.J. Augustin ’06 – Texas
Joey Barnitz ’02 – Loyola/UNO
Peter Barnitz ’99 – Loyola
Ryan Berger ’10 – Millsaps
Corey Bloom ’05 – Houston/ULL
Ryan Brock ’05 – Loyola
Myron Chapman ’12 – Kilgore Junior College (Tx.)
Jordan Cornish ’14 – University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Denzel Flemings ’12 – Nicholls St.
Jalen Gray ’13 – Loyola
Jamon Gray ’11 – Delgado
Justin Lauga ’99 – UNO
Jordan Lumpkins ’13 – Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Logan Mancuso ’14 – Millsaps College
Steven “Duece” Martin ’07 – Chicago State University
Patrick McCree ’13 – Spring Hill College
James Olivard ’01 – Loyola
Steven Payton ’06 – Pace University
Schane Rillieux ’11 – Nicholls St.
Nicky Saacks ’97 – Spring Hill College
Charles Scarborough ’02 – Tougaloo College
Jabbar Singleton ’13 – Oral Roberts University
Patrick Swilling, Jr. ’10 – Tulsa
Courtney Wallace ’06 – ULL


Tournament Brackets
Crusader Invitational (Varsity)
CYO Tournament (Varsity)
Newman Invitational (Varsity)

Mr. Chris Biehl – Varsity Head Coach
Mr. Evan Turkish – Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. Russ Williams (C) – Varsity Assistant Coach

Mr. Russ Williams (C) – JV Head Coach

Mr. William David – 9th Grade Head Coach

Mr. Justin Franks – 8th Grade Head Coach

Mr. Aaron Paladino – 7th Grade Head Coach

C (CECP Coach)
*Non Faculty