Okolona native introduces Junior NBA to students

The Junior NBA introduced its most comprehensive youth basketball initiative to Okolona Elementary School, marking a major milestone.

Posted: Apr 5, 2019 4:48 PM

OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) - The Junior NBA introduced its most comprehensive youth basketball initiative to Okolona Elementary School, marking a major milestone.

Students, mostly first-timers, tested their basketball skills on Thursday.

Darrell Hykes of Team America energetically coached the skills challenge.

Hykes, who is from Okolona, said Junior NBA will give kids an opportunity they may not otherwise have in a small town.

Three students will head to Atlanta to compete in a regional competition. 

- Jaiydence Herron

- Javon Gates

- Bryson Washington 

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