It is going to be a digital homecoming for former Alma basketball standout Cejay Mann.
On Thursday evening, Mann formally signed his letter of intent to play at Arkansas Tech College.
For Mann, it will likely be a return to Russellville, the place the place he was born and had lived till his seventh-grade 12 months. He went to Alma when his father, Codey Mann, accepted the job as the women basketball coach.
“General, I’m actually excited,” Cejay Mann stated. “Getting to return dwelling to Russellville the place I used to be born and the place my mother and father went to high school, and play for coach (Mark) Downey, I’m trying ahead to working exhausting and earn my spot and assist lead Tech again to the place they had been after I was rising up.”
Mockingly, Downey additionally returned to Russellville when he was not too long ago named the Marvel Boys’ coach after a stint at Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, Okla. Downey had beforehand been the coach at Tech from 2006-10.
Mann, a 5-foot-9 guard, had his signing ceremony at his home with college being closed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
“I actually loved it,” he stated. “It was nice having the ability to have my family and friends right here, in addition to my coaches.
“I personally really feel prefer it was higher at my home than if it had been at the highschool.”
As a senior this previous season, Mann averaged 20.1 factors, 4.1 rebounds, 2.eight assists and 1.6 steals. He additionally scored greater than 1,000 factors in his Airedale profession, simply the sixth participant in Alma historical past to realize that feat.
As well as, Mann made 201 3-point baskets for his profession.
A two-time All-State choice and the 5A-West Participant of the Yr, Mann was additionally chosen to the West roster for the Arkansas Excessive College Coaches Affiliation All-Star Recreation, although that received’t be performed subsequent month because it was canceled as a result of pandemic.
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