Starkville's Self signs with Lions
Starkville High School's Dontavius Self, seated middle, signed with East Mississippi Community College and his decision was supported by Kenyon Self, seated left, Atoya Campbell, and coach Greg Carter, standing. (Photo by Jason Edwards, SDN)
After being sidelined by injury, Starkville High School's Dontavius Self spent the majority of his junior season watching basketball from the bench.
Many athletes would have let this setback get them down, but not Self, who says he spent his year off focused on â€śgetting stronger, more aggressive and becoming a team leaderâ€ť of the Yellowjackets.
â€śThe biggest thing from last year to this year is he has matured a lot,â€ť SHS coach Greg Carter said. â€śHe had the skills last year, but he got hurt. This year he grew up and learned how to handle situations on the court.â€ť
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