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Graduating Canyon High School senior Jeffrey Pharr will play basketball for Spring Hill College in Alabama.

He signed a national letter of intent on July 12 in the Cougar Den in front of friends, coaches, teammates and family members.

The 6-foot, 6-inch Pharr, who averaged 12 points and eight rebounds as a senior, was named Second-Team All-District last spring.

During his senior year, Canyon High School forward Jeffery Pharr made life tough for head coach Allan Miller.

It certainly wasn’t for any negative reasons. In fact, Miller said Pharr was one of the team leaders both on the court and in the classroom on his 2016 squad.

“Jeffrey Pharr is a prefect case of what perseverance and work ethic can do for you,” Miller said. “This was a kid who was on the ‘B’ team as a freshman, and then didn’t hardly get off the bench as a junior varsity player. But by the time he was a senior, we had a hard time deciding when to take him off the court – he had improved so much.”

“I really think Jeffery is a diamond in the rough,” Miller said. “He’s 6-6 now, and still growing. His doctor told him he has a chance to be at least 6-8. I think with his mindset of doing whatever it takes to get better, he has a chance to be an excellent college basketball player.”

Miller added that the most important part of Pharr’s story wouldn’t take place on the basketball court.

“This kid is an excellent student,” Miller said. “He doesn’t have any illusions of getting to the NBA. He knows that fact he has some pretty good basketball skills has afforded him the opportunity to get the kind of education he’ll need to succeed in life. That makes all of us that have watched him grow up at Canyon High School very proud of him.”

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