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West Oktibbeha coach Danny Crawford stands by the adage that hard work pays off.
On Friday, he saw that come to fruition as one of his Timberwolves, Kadarius Yates, inked a letter of intent to join the Holmes Community College Bulldogs.
â€śThat is what the kids work hard for,â€ť Crawford said. â€śYou take care of your business in the classroom, perform well on the court and at the end of the day, you will be rewarded with a scholarship.â€ť
Yatesâ€™ signing is even more special given the fact that West Oktibbeha was only allowed to play a limited schedule this season. The senior and Starkville Daily News Boys Player of the Year made those 15 games count as he averaged 27.3 points and 15.3 rebounds per game.
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