Heritage's Cameron Bell headed to Coahoma CC

 

Heritage Academy Heritage Academy senior Cameron Bell signed a letter-of-intent Tuesday to attend school and play basketball at Coahoma Community College. Joining him on signing day were Chekila Young, left, his mother, and Steven Bell, his dad. Back row: Betsy and Chad Altmyer, and Cameron’s sister, Alexus Bell.

Heritage Academy Heritage Academy senior Cameron Bell signed a letter-of-intent Tuesday to attend school and play basketball at Coahoma Community College. Joining him on signing day were Chekila Young, left, his mother, and Steven Bell, his dad. Back row: Betsy and Chad Altmyer, and Cameron’s sister, Alexus Bell. Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

Paul Bowker

 

 

Surrounded by his family and teammates Tuesday, Cameron Bell of Heritage Academy proudly signed a letter-of-intent to play men's basketball at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale.

 

It is the continuation of an education that he hopes will make him a physical therapist one day.

 

Bell, who flashed his smile around campus on Tuesday, played a huge role in Heritage's drive to the school's first Overall State Championship in boys basketball this year. He played at forward and center for the Patriots.

 

 

"What a great kid," said Heritage boys basketball coach Russ Whiteside. "He's a hard worker, he's a high-character kid. I couldn't be more proud."

 

Winning a state championship is something that Bell, a transfer from Starkville, really wanted.

 

"It was a dream come true," he said.

 

Bell plans to enter school in the summer. After two years at Coahoma, he hopes to finish out a four-year degree at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Paul Bowker is the former sports editor for The Dispatch.

 

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