It didn't take long for Mississippi to feel like home for Rickea Jackson.
The first time the 6-foot-2 forward from Detroit Edison Public School Academy visited the state of Mississippi was Sept. 28 on an official visit. At the time, Jackson, the No. 9 recruit in the Class of 2019 according to espnW HoopGurlz, still had plenty of suitors for her talents, including coach Vic Schaefer's Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Monique Brown sees a little of her Detroit Edison Public School Academy girls basketball team in the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
So you want to be a coach?
Howard White Jr. will tell you there are plenty of perks. The Mississippi University for Women's women's basketball coach has been working with student-athletes for more than 20 years, so he has seen the benefits from impacting the lives of his players.
There are other times, though, when his job can be a little trying.
The wait was worth it.
On Friday afternoon, Rickea Jackson, the No. 9 recruit in the Class of 2019 according to espnW HoopGurlz, announced on Twitter she will attend Mississippi State for the 2019-20 school year.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer acknowledges the identity of the 2018-19 Mississippi State women's basketball team remains unclear.
There's no doubt senior center Teaira McCowan will be a key ingredient in the Bulldogs' final product.
STARKVILLE -- Jessika Carter is still adjusting to the spotlight.
Two games might not make a trend, but Brian Merkel wants to find a solution before the Mississippi University for Women's men's basketball team makes slow starts a habit.
The No. 6 Mississippi State women's basketball team received signed National Letters of Intent from four recruits who give coach Vic Schaefer the start to another highly rated recruiting class.
STARKVILLE -- Zion Campbell wants to be much more than a solitary figure.
Gigi Fields doesn't know how, but something clicked when she watched her first volleyball match.
CALEDONIA -- The arrangement was years in the making.
STARKVILLE -- "Welcome to my world" is one of the many phrases Vic Schaefer has coined in his time as Mississippi State's women's basketball coach.
Jason Trufant was a man in motion Monday night.
The good news keeps coming for the Columbus High School softball program.
The outcome already had been decided, but Rokila Wallace and the Mississippi University for Women's women's basketball team weren't going to stop.
Ill'yan Scott tried his best to raise the roof in the Mississippi University for Women's men's basketball team's home opener.
CALEDONIA -- It hasn't been a secret that Cade Stacy and Beau Bates were going to play baseball after they graduated from Caledonia High School.
GREENWOOD -- Kyziah Pruitt stood with his elbows bent and his hands on his hips.
The Noxubee County High School standout was on the left side of the field in front of his team's bench. The senior athlete gazed across the field where Carldaryl Johnson had just returned an interception 75 yards for a backbreaking score.
MACON -- The number jumps off the stat sheet.
STARKVILLE -- Bre'Amber Scott's bloody left eye and bruise below it won't last forever.
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