JEFFERSON HIGH School graduate Jeshua Kidd recently signed a scholarship to play basketball at Young Harris College.
At 6-foot-one-inches, Kidd was a three-year varsity letterman and named to the 2012-13 all-region 8-AA second team. Kidd played almost every position on the court for the Dragons, including power forward, small forward and center. He was the second leading scorer and the top rebounder for the Dragons in the 2012-13 season.
Jefferson head coach Bolling DuBose praised Kidd for his efforts on and off the court.
“I think Jeshua is one of the best kids I’ve ever been around,” said DuBose. “He’s just a kid who has all the right values. The whole time he was at Jefferson, he worked as hard as anybody we’ve ever had, and not just in basketball. He had very good grades and he was real active in the drama department. He’s a good shooter and a good ball handler.”
“I’m very excited to play at the next level,” said Kidd. “Playing at Jefferson has really taught me to work hard to get where I need to be. I know I’m going to have to work hard when I get to the next level and that nothing comes easy.”
Kidd plans to continue working out and practicing in gyms at Jefferson and Young Harris College to “get in as much work as possible” in the off-season.
“I told the assistant coach (at Young Harris) that he’s not going to be the biggest or the fastest kid you’ve got,” said DuBose. “But you won’t have anybody up there that will work any harder, and he’ll do exactly what you ask him to do. I think he’s got the skills to go up there and do a really good job.”