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Blue Tide standout signs with Delta Trojans
At Eli Guest’s signing ceremony Friday were, standing, from left, Blue Tide head coach Deshon Brock, Rebels head coach Ernie Walthour and Guest’s uncles Paul Smith, John Smith and the Rev. William Miller; sitting, mother Ida Guest, Eli Guest and dad Tim Guest. - photo by Photo by Patricia Durham

Friday, Blue Tide athlete Eli Guest signed with Mississippi Delta Community College to play basketball next year.

The 6’ 6" Guest was a key player leading the Tide basketball team to the Sweet-16 Round of the state play-offs this year, and should be an asset to the Trojans.

"He will be an impact player; he has a lot of potential still to add to his game, that we haven’t seen," LCHS head basketball coach Deshon Brock said.

The coach added, "He hasn’t reached his fullest potential yet, and this will allow him to take his game to the next level…..his ability to block and shoot will help their team a lot."

Guest said, "I did not expect this. It was a last minute deal that came through and I took off with it. It’s a pleasure to be able to further my education and to continue to play basketball. I thank God for everything, without him I couldn’t have done it."

Brock said he thought the graduating senior would transition well to Mississippi Delta’s system.

"They do a lot of the same things that we do in our system, so he should transition well."

Coastal Crew Rebels coach Ernie Walthour also said good things about Guest and that he expects the player to have an impact on the program.

Guest’s mother, Ida Guest, said, "He has always been special, always jumped at what he needed to do. He would never wait, if there was an opportunity to play ball, he jumped on it."

Guest’s parents both said they were excited about their son playing for Mississippi Delta, and that they were thankful to God, for the opportunity.

The Trojans went 10-15 last season, and begin the season on Nov. 6 against Gulf Coast Community College. Mississippi Delta Community College is in Moorhead, Miss., and that first game will be at home.


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