Deaf basketball player makes Miss. history with scholarship | FOX 2

A Jackson student has become the first deaf player to sign a Division 1 basketball scholarship in Mississippi.

Alexis Roberts, a 6-foot forward with more than 1,000 career points and 500 rebounds, has signed to play for the Jackson State Tigers, WAPT-TV reported.

“I feel very excited because I am the first deaf person to do that, and it’s great to make history,” Roberts said through interpreter Cheryl Keller.

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