Jett Signs With CBC Mustangs

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Those on hand for the ceremony as Mohawk Will Jett signed his letter of intent to basketball at Central Baptist College included, from left: Pettigrew Jett, Thelma Jett, Phillis Prince, Will, Robert Jett, Beau Jett and Stephanie Jett.

In what has become a familiar site, the Piggott High School library was packed on Thursday, May 15, as yet another Mohawk signed a letter of intent to attend college and continue their sports career. This time it was multi-sport standout Will Jett, who signed to attend Central Baptist College at Conway and play basketball for the NAIA Mustangs of the Midland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

As a member of Dave Reynolds' Mohawk basketball team Jett was a standout at guard, earning All-Conference honors his senior season and also being named to the Pre-Holiday All-Tournament team. Will is also an outstanding tennis player, and paired with classmate Trevor Grubb advanced to the 3A state tournament two years in a row in doubles play.

But, Thursday was a day for talking basketball as Reynolds introduced Jett to an appreciative crowd of teammates, family, friends, school staff and supporters. Also on hand was CBC assistant basketball coach Nathan Bean.

In signing his letter of intent Jett was joined by his parents, Robert and Stephanie Jett and Phillis Prince; his grandparents, Pettigrew and Thelma Jett and his brother, Beau. Afterward he offered no comments, remaining low-key much the way he approaches the game of basketball. No doubt, he chooses to do his talking on the court.

Along with the CBC Mustangs in Conway, the MCAC conference includes member schools in Nebraska, Kansas and College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. Among the schools are Bellevue University, Central Christian College, College of St. Mary, Haskell Indian Nation University, Wesleyan University, Waldorf College and York College.

Last season the Mustangs played Williams Baptist in a non-conference game, but the Eagles are not scheduled for the coming campaign. But, Bean did indicate the squad does usually schedule games with Crowley's Ridge College at Paragould. And, as of the end of last season only one regional player was on the Mustang roster, as Valley View's Tony Brewster played as a sophomore.

Known for physical and athletic moves to the basket, and as a deadly outside shooter, with a bit of time Jett should have the opportunity to make a big impact as he takes his game to the next level.

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