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*Three Ponies Sign with D1 University Basketball Teams*

*Three Ponies Sign with D1 University Basketball Teams*
Three Panola College Ponies basketball players have signed to play with D1
schools. Charles “Cha Cha” Tucker, Jr., will attend Sacred Heart University
in Connecticut. He was first team All-Region and first team All-Conference
in Region XIV play.
Johnathan Wiley will play for Southern Illinois University. He earned
honorable mention honors in All-Region Conference.
Joseph “Jo Jo” Anderson, who came to Panola mid-season, will play for
Northern Arizona University, and will have four complete years of
“It speaks volumes for our program to have four Division One players in one
year,” said Grant McMillan, Head Basketball Coach. “It is our job to
prepare our student athletes for the highest level, and I know that these
three will have an impact at each of their programs next year on and off
the floor. I think that we could possibly have a fifth later on in the
summer sign with a D-1 school.”
McMillan said the signings will help with recruiting. “This will help us to
continue to grow the Panola College Brand. I cannot thank these young men
enough for their trust and support in us. Two of them won a lot of
ballgames, and helped lay the foundation for this program. It is the most
rewarding part of this job to see our student athletes move on. Their
careers will serve as an example for our freshman and future players.”

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