At a signing ceremony held at Forest Hill High School on May 14, Marc (Ken) Evans and Rodreekus Bush accepted athletic scholarships at their future schools. Evans is headed to Jackson State University, and Bush is going to Millsaps College. Both students are seniors on the school's basketball team.
Jerry Currie (center) is the head coach of the Forest Hill basketball team. The school held a signing ceremony for senior athletes Rodreekus Bush (left) and Ken Evans.
Evans led Forest Hill to the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Basketball Tournament for three years in a row. The team made it to the final 5A game in 2018 and to the semifinals this year. Evans averaged 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists in his senior year at point guard. He scored a career-high 33 points in a game against Natchez High School. He was selected as a Clarion-Ledger Basketball Dandy Dozen for 2018-2019. Academically, he is ranked in the top 10 of his class with a 4.08 GPA. Evans is also the reigning Mr. Forest Hill.
At Millsaps College, Bush will continue as a two-sport athlete in basketball and track. In basketball, he has been the Patriots' defensive centerpiece on the last two State Tournament teams. He also competed in a State Track Championship in the 800 meters. He was recognized as a 2019 BankPlus WAPT Blitz 16 Scholar Athlete. Bush has a 4.23 GPA and is ranked in the top three academically at Forest Hill.