Brien Kimmons scores a scholarship to ASU-Mid South

Brien Kimmons officially accepted a scholarship to play basketball for ASU-Mid South on April 18.

Max Lankford, Staff Writer

The leading scorer for the Mustangs now has a chance to play basketball at the college level. On April 18, Brien Kimmons accepted a scholarship offer from Arkansas State University-Mid South.

“There have been many tough moments, but I kept pushing, and the Lord blessed me with a scholarship,” said Kimmons, who posted double digits in most of his games this season. “I’m gonna run with it.”

Kimmons, who wore No. 14 for Center Hill High School, is a 5-foot-8-inch guard. On Feb. 2, he scored his 1,000th career point in the Mustangs’ 104-49 win against Lewisburg. According to maxpreps.com, he was selected as Player of the Game at least three times this season.

“I knew what his goal was. It was this day,” head boys basketball coach Newton Mealer said at Kimmons’ signing. “Brien has worked hard to make his dream a reality. He has the character of a true champion. He will be missed.”

Teammate Kentrell Dorsey said it feels great to see Kimmons in this position.

“He is living out his dream,” Dorsey said. “Playing college ball was one of his goals since the beginning of high school.”

ASU-Mid South is located in West Memphis. According to the school’s Department of Athletics website, the Greyhounds finished the year 29-6 and in fifth place at the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Men’s Basketball National Tournament.