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Basketball season is winding down for Starkville High School, but one player is not ready for the ride to end.
â€śI wish I could have another year,â€ť senior Dontavius Self said. â€śThat is why I give it my all every day at practice and while we are playing. We canâ€™t get this time back so we have to play like this is our last time because it is. I want to leave high school with something. I want to be known as the guy that gave it his all and worked hard.â€ť
Selfâ€™s ability to work has never shown brighter than this past season and off season when the then junior had to battle his way back from a broken kneecap.
Watching from the bench was hard on Self, so when given the go-ahead, he immediately hit the gym to get ready for his impending return.
â€śIt was hard watching my team go down the way they did last year,â€ť Self said. â€śI felt like this year I had to work harder after coming back from injury. It turned out to be a great senior year for me and my teammates.â€ť
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