Bogalusa native signs letter of intent to play at next level

Published 3:05 pm Friday, August 24, 2018

Special to the Daily News

Cain Burdeaux, a native of Bogalusa, signed a letter of intent on Thursday, July 26 with Southeastern Baptist College in Laurel, Miss.
He is the son of Dr. Randy and Rebecca Burdeaux and the grandson of Ronnie and Jeannie Gill and Bobbie Burdeaux and late Robert D. Burdeaux Sr.
Burdeaux has always dreamed of taking his love of basketball to the next level. He started out in little league in Folsom while his dad served as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Folsom.
God later moved their family to Northeast Louisiana in June 2009 where his dad was called to serve as the pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in West Monroe. Burdeaux continued playing basketball at their church, which ministers to hundreds of children in the community each year, with the game of basketball. He played all three years of middle school, and when he tried out at West Ouachita High School his freshman year, he sealed his position on the varsity team.
As a 6-foot-3, 225-pound forward, Burdeaux was not afraid to shoot the ball and make his stand on defense by rebounding and blocking. As a senior this past year, he averaged 10 points and eight rebounds per game and aided his team in returning for their year to the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Southeastern Baptist College is restarting its basketball program after a 30-year absence.