Gulfport High Basketball trio signs with Jones College

Most high school basketball players only get three or four years on the same varsity team before everyone goes their separate ways, but Gulfport has a dynamic trio that just signed up for at least two more!

This afternoon, point guard Kamari Mitchell alongside big men twins Jylan and Kylan Howze all put pen to paper with Jones College.

They say playing together at the next level was a priority and at least for the Howze brothers, they say Jones was the first school to offer them.

The end result should be instant chemistry for the Bobcats and even though the twins say they’re not rooming together, it’s sure to be a family affair once they all get to Ellisville in June. “Well, we get to go to college together and stick together in college.” “It means a lot to me. I just put in the work. I’m just glad I can do another two years and show the work I put in in college.”

(“What did you guys like most about Ellisville? The campus, the program, the coaches, all that stuff?”) “The coaches – the food. Yeah, the food was extra good. And the coaches, I gel with them, so that’s what I really liked.”

“Probably in eighth grade, I didn’t even think I was going to be able to play college basketball, and now look at me, I’ve got a scholarship to go somewhere.”

The Howze Brothers are former WXXV Student Athletes of the Week and say they both plan to major in sports management. They’ll be playing at least two games per year against their high school head coach Owen Miller who just took the same position at MGCCC.

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