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Jay’s Watson Signs With Reid State

Thursday-Tristan Watson signed a basketball scholarship with Reid State Technical College in the historic JHS auditorium in front of his family, friends, and teammates. Watson will be apart of the very first men’s basketball program at Reid State.

Tristan was a vital part in the Royals’ success this season. Jay was 22-4 on the year and came up just short of making a trip to Lakeland in the final four.

“We all are extremely proud of Tristan. He was such an important part of the program for five years,” JHS’ athletic director and head boys basketball coach Hank Hullet stated. “Tristan was not only a prolific scorer and rebounder but his example and daily leadership is unmatched. He has accomplished a goal that he placed for himself as a little boy and we can not be happier for him.”

Typical of Watson’s infectious and humble personality, he was quick to thank those who helped him reach this point.

“Signing to play basketball at the college level has been a dream since I was a little kid,” Watson said. “I definitely couldn’t have done this without the support from the Jay community and most importantly, God. Go Lions and always Go Royals!”

As excited as the Jay community is for Tristan to take this next step, the other side of the coin is that the Royals will be losing a big presence, both on and off the court.

“For me, it is a little bittersweet because I am going to truly miss him,” Hullet said. “He has been a constant in the program since I’ve been here. However I look forward to watching him play and grow at the next level. In my opinion there is no ceiling for him as a person or basketball player.”

Good luck Tristan and thanks for the memories.

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