Former BHS player off to solid start in college

Published 12:15 am Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tramarcus Levi had a solid career at Bogalusa High School and now he is displaying his talent at Tohono O’odham Community College in Arizona.
The freshman is off to a solid start this season, averaging 14.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. His stats are even better for points and rebounds conference play, as he is averaging 17.2 points and six boards to go with 1.2 assists per contest.
For the season, Levi is hitting 46.4 percent of his field goals and 37.5 percent from 3-point range.
“The season’s kind of off to a rocky start right now. We’re not winning a lot of games right now (2-9 record),” Levi said. “I’m doing alright. I’m averaging 14.6 points per game on the season and in conference, I’m at 17.2. I come in off the bench right now, but I’m getting good minutes.”
The 2017 Bogalusa High School graduate said he averages about 28-32 minutes per game.
Levi, who is playing center, talked about the transition from high school to college.
“The game’s faster and you’ve got to stay on your books more than in high school. The game is faster and more physical. It wasn’t hard to adapt to it because I’ve always played basketball, but it wasn’t easy,” Levi said.
Tohono O’odham Community College coach Michael Steward said that Levi has been a tremendous talent for his team.
“When he is locked in, he’s tough to guard,” Steward said. “As far as adapting to college life, he’s done a great job. He’s probably going to finish the semester with a 3.0 GPA. As far as basketball, I expect his percentages to go up and he will probably contend for All-Conference Awards.”
Tohono O’odham Community College is back in action Saturday, Dec. 16, when the team plays the first game of a back-to-back series.
Saturday’s game is against Grand Canyon University Club and Sunday’s contest is against Lethbridge. Both games are at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.