Tarius Johnson (Liberty Tech) has been one of the most decorated players in the state for the past four seasons. He helped lead the Crusaders to the finals of the Class AA state championships and has been a fixture on the summer scene for the Mid-State Ballerz.
Johnson will continue his basketball career down in Poplar Bluff Missouri playing for the Raiders of Three Rivers Community College. One of the nation's most successful programs, Coach Gene Bess welcomes a player who will become a program favorite right from the jump.
There are lots more signings in the junior college ranks from all over the state, let's see if we can track them down for you.
Ronald "Tank" Brown (Raleigh-Egypt) will leave the friendly confines of Memphis and make the trek to the Lone star State where he has signed to play for Angelina Junior College in Lufkin. The Roadrunners are coached by Todd Neighbors.
Cincinnati State Technical College will be the future home of Kaymon Garrett (Antioch). The sharp shooting guard will play for Surge coach Andre Tate.
Quantavious Johnson (Christian Community) played at a small high school in White House but his big talent landed him a place at Gulf Coast Athletic Conference powerhouse Xavier University of Louisiana. Johnson will become a vital cog in the future plans of Coach Dannton Jackson and the Gold Rush.
Coahoma Community College is now the future home of Rashard Harris (Raleigh-Egypt). The talented guard will suit up for the Tigers and future mentor Ira Peterson.
Brandon Roberts (Craigmont) leaves the Bluff City for his opportunity at Jacksonville College in Florida. The Jaguars compete in the junior college ranks under second year coach Cinco Boone.
Staying in the Volunteer state was rare with this bunch yet Montez Fifer (Southwind) made it happen. The athletic wing keeps his burgeoning game in the Memphis arena signing with Southwest Tennessee CC and venerable coach Verties Sails.
The third member of the Southwind family to make his college decision takes his game in the opposite direction up north to Mott Community College in basketball rich Flint Michigan. The Bears under legendary and Hall of Fame coach Steve Schmidt toil in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.