2006 Regular Session
By: Representative Mayo, Espy, Burnett
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING RAVERN JOHNSON OF THE COAHOMA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL PANTHERS BASKETBALL TEAM UPON BEING NAMED MR. BASKETBALL FOR THE 2005-2006 SEASON BY THE CLARION-LEDGER.
WHEREAS, Ravern Johnson, a junior at Coahoma County High School, has been selected as Mr. Basketball for the 2005-2006 season by The Clarion-Ledger; and
WHEREAS, this honor makes Johnson the first player from the Delta and the second from a classification below 3A, following Bernard Haslett of Vaiden in 1990, to win the 29th annual award as the state's best high school player; and
WHEREAS, Ravern showcased his talent in the Magnolia State and beyond this season, sparked his team to a second consecutive 2A state championship at the Mississippi Coliseum in early March, and impressed college recruiters at a December tournament in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he scored 27 points, four above his season average; and
WHEREAS, standing six-foot-six, 180 pounds, this power forward can practically stand and shoot from anywhere on the court, where he has worked tirelessly to improve his footwork and defense; and
WHEREAS, considered a top 100 prospect in the Class of 2007, Ravern's recruiting stock is mirrored by his vertical jump with an impressive showing on the camp and traveling team circuit this summer; and
WHEREAS, an A and B student, Johnson is being scouted by Arkansas, Mississippi State, Baylor, Memphis, Oklahoma and Kansas, but remains unsure at the present time where he will attend college; and
WHEREAS, pleasantly content with the peaceful tranquility of his Lyon home, Ravern's future is bright with the potential for growth and success; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and commend excellence as evidenced by the youth of this state, who are its future:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Ravern Johnson upon being selected as Mr. Basketball for the 2005-2006 season by The Clarion-Ledger and express best wishes for continued success in all his future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Ravern Johnson, Coahoma County High School and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.