Mount de Sales’ Kobe Sewell signs with Savannah State

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Mount de Sales guard Kobe Sewell was looking for his very first offer to play college basketball back in April.

Now, he’s signed with a school.

Sewell inked his letter of intent with the Savannah State University Tigers Wednesday morning outside of the gymnasium at Mount de Sales.

The Tigers offered Sewell back in late May. He picked up another offer from Morehouse, but the star point guard felt Savannah University was the right move for him.

Family, friends, coaches, and teammates all came out to not only show him love but to also watch him inch closer toward one of his dreams.

“It does fuel a fire in me because I don’t think it should’ve taken that long,” said Sewell. “But the goals, I want to be the best player I can be and develop into a man. It’s free education so I want to get the best education and make a future for myself.”

Sewell averaged 16.5 points, four assists, and four rebounds his senior year. He broke Mount de Sales’ school record for the most triples made in one season with 93.

He was named Second Team All-Region for the first time in his career last season, and All-State Honorable Mention by the Macon Telegraph.

“He’s a high IQ player, man,” said Mount de Sales head boys basketball coach Kenny Elliott. “He’s going to buy into the system and he’s going to bring academics. Academics is the biggest thing at all times. It’s the first thing they ask about. He’s an A-plus guy on and off the court.”

 

 

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Montezz Allen joined 41NBC as a sports reporter in 2019. He was born and raised on the West Side of Detroit, Michigan, but spent seven years in Chicago, Illinois. While there, he worked as a Sports Anchor at NCTV17, a Sports/News Reporter at Urban Broadcast Media and an Assistant Producer at WBBM-AM Newsradio — the No. 1-ranked news radio station in Chicago. He also made frequent guest appearances on WCIU's "The Jam" and The D & Davis Sports Radio Show at "670 The Score." He graduated from Oakland University — located in Rochester, Mich. — where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2012 and then earned a Master of Arts from DePaul University in Chicago in 2014. He's the first person out of his immediate family to achieve the feat of earning a college degree — let alone two of them. He's extremely proud of that. Tezz has a strong love for the game of basketball. He played most of his life. It's his passion. He admits that he's a Kobe Bryant fan and believes the "Black Mamba" is the second greatest player of ALL TIME, hands down. In his spare time, Montezz loves to workout, travel, shop for the latest fashion and spend time with his family. Tezz is excited to be in Middle Georgia, and is looking to tell the best sports stories he possibly can. Don't hesitate to hit him up at mallen@41nbc.com.