MEN’S BASKETBALL: Bob Hope’s Daigle commits to Ranger

Published 5:07 pm Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bob Hope graduate Jaydon Daigle announced Thursday he will sign with Ranger College for basketball.

Daigle was Bob Hope’s second-leading scorer and had also received an offer from Kilgore College.

“First off I would like to thank God, my family and my coaches,” Daigle tweeted. “After praying and thinking long and hard with my family. I’ve decided I’m going to continue my education and basketball career at Ranger College. I feel like Ranger is the best place for me to develop into the basketball player I want to be.”

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Daigle also thanked his supporters and Ranger assistant coach Gabi Laurent in the tweet.

Under former Texas A&M, Kentucky and Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie, Ranger went 22-9 and 7-5 this season in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference, which is in Region V of the NJCAA. Ranger is located between Abilene and Fort Worth.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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