Stone Basketball/Baseball’s Cortez Dennis inks with Meridian Community College

Playing two sports in high school isn’t all that uncommon, but playing them both well enough to play them both in college isn’t all that common.

This afternoon, Stone’s Cortez Dennis signed his letter of intent with Meridian Community College to play basketball and baseball.

The 6’7” dual sport standout says the recruiting process started with hoop dreams, leading the Tomcats with more than 21 points and 12 rebounds per game during his senior season.

But Dennis was already playing tee-ball before he ever hit the hardwood, now featuring a low 90s fastball and a team leading five home runs.

Dennis says he had several junior college options to keep playing both sports in the Magnolia State, but an emotional day confirms he made the right choice with the Eagles. “Seeing my mother cry, I got emotional. But it’s a start. I’ve got a purpose. I’m doing it for her. I’m doing it for my family. I always wanted to make my Mom proud and get her out of here, so I’m going to do whatever it takes.”

Busy week for Dennis and his baseball Tomcats who draw a second-round playoff match-up against Poplarville starting Thursday.

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