Plainview’s Jeffery Armstrong recently received a basketball scholarship to the University of Southern Mississippi. Armstrong, a 2018 graduate of Plainview High School, was point guard and a key member of the 2017-2018, Class 3A State Championship basketball team at Plainview.
“We are extremely proud for Jeffery to be afforded this opportunity. We have all witnessed the amount of time and effort he has committed to making this dream possible. To be able to see him mature as a player and man has been a true joy to watch. He is an incredible young man that has certainly left a lasting impression on our school and community. Coach Ladner and assistant coach Kyle Roane did a great job of recruiting him, and I’m thankful he’s going to be able to play for quality coaches that will do right by him. It’s a great fit for him as a person, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for Jeffery.” – Robi Coker
“This is a dream come true. I truly believe this never happens if I don’t make the move to Plainview. Plainview is a special place and I am so thankful for all the people that helped me along the way. The guys accepted me and played a big part in this. We are really like family and I am thankful I was able to play with such a special group of guys. I can’t say enough about the coaching staff. The support and instruction along with just being around them helped me so much in my life. Coach Coker helped me elevate my game and put me in a position to succeed. There’s no telling how many phone calls or emails he sent out to colleges. He was so helpful through this stressful process and I always knew I could trust him for advice. I can’t express how special Plainview is to me and my family.” – Jeffery Armstrong
“Southern Miss really started recruiting me hard after the coaching change. Coach Ladner and Coach Roane are very down-to-earth people that I felt very comfortable with. After I visited, we felt really well about it. Being in Conference USA was certainly a positive for me and my family, and it’s close enough to home that my family can see me play. My goal is to continue to get better and be able to help our team be successful.” – Jeffery Armstrong