Basketball Eagle Kaleb Laws Signs With Johnson University

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Kaleb Laws recently singed scholarship papers to attend Johnson University and play basketball.(Photo:GaryBolden/rheareview)

RCHS Senior Laws will play basketball for Johnson University

May 2019

Evensville, TN ––  Kaleb Laws will take his basketball talents north to play for Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Kaleb recently signed scholarship papers with Johnson University.  Kaleb played basketball this past year for coach Daniel Curtis and was selected to All District during his career.  He has nice shot and did a good job on the boards.  Kaleb  can be very effective at the next level is he gets playing time.  Kaleb has a good frame and brings strenght to the floor.

Kaleb began playing ball in the eighth grade.  He also played some football for the Rhea County Eagles.  His senior class went 28-19 on the field.  He played tight end and tackle.

Rhea County Athletic Director Jeremy Fitzgerald said, “I explained to him that his body type was what the next level was looking for.  With some hard work and doing what he was supposed to, he could have a chance to do whaterver he wanted in high school.”

“I got him to football field for a couple of years and he played tight end and tackle.”

“He has had a lot of support from the community as a whole.  I am impressed how he has progressed and matured over the years.”

Kaleb said, “Whenever they were recruiting me they indicated there were no promises for any starting spots and would not play favorites.  It is a good Christian School.”

“I want to thank my mom and day and all my family for their support.”

When asked about special memories of his time as Eagle, Kaleb said, “Going to Region for the first time if fifteen years was special.  Getting closer with my guys.  We had one of our guys go to American Idol and that was big highlight for everybody.”

“I feel like I can shoot pretty well.  I feel like I bring a roughness to the game.  If you need a spark on defense I can help.”

“My mom and dad have been the biggest influence on my basketball career.  They always encouraged and pushed me to keep on going even when I was tired.”

“Football helped me to get stronger and tougher.”

Talking about his maturity, Kaleb said,  “I have matured by learning to look at people in a different life and realize that there were people having a rougher time than me.”

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