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Parkview players Ready, Johnson make 2013 commitments

By David Harten

This article was originally published November 14, 2012 at 5:18 p.m. Updated November 14, 2012 at 6:58 p.m.

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I.J. Ready (left) and Roshunda Johnson Wednesday at Parkview High School after signing to play college basketball. Ready is going to Mississippi State University and Johnson is going to Oklahoma State University.

I.J. Ready signs with Mississippi State

Little Rock Parkview guard I.J. Ready signed to play basketball at Mississippi State in a ceremony at the C.E. Ripley Arena on Wednesday afternoon. (By David Harten)
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Johnson signs with Oklahoma State

Little Rock Parkview guard Roshunda Johnson signed with Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

— Little Rock Parkview had a pair of basketball players ink their futures with colleges on Wednesday afternoon, the first day of the November early-signing period.

Patriots guard I.J. Ready signed with Mississippi State, while Lady Patriots guard Roshunda Johnson made her pledge to Oklahoma State in a signing ceremony in Parkview's C.E. Ripley Arena.

Ready, who previously had orally committed to Nebraska, is headed to Mississippi as part of its 2013 class. Parkview head coach Al Flanigan's son, Wes, is in his first season as an assistant coach at Mississippi State after spending the past two seasons at Nebraska.

Ready is a two-year starter who helped lead the Patriots to their second consecutive Class 6A state championship last season.

Johnson, a four-year starter for the Lady Patriots, helped her team to a Class 6A state title last season as well.

Read more about this story in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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