Whether scoring on the basketball court or on the baseball field, Shelbyville High School senior Cole Ferguson stands out among his 2019 graduating class.

Ferguson stands at 6-foot-5, 280 pounds. He is captain of the Shelbyville Dragons boys’ basketball, the No. 1 ranked team for 2A basketball teams, according to head basketball coach David Schmitt.

The Dragons competed in the Wichita Fall Invitational Tournament in November and won first place, according to cbc-radio.com. Ferguson was among the players who received an all-tourney award.

“We are currently 24-2 in basketball,” said Schmitt said. “Cole averages 14 points and 11 rebounds per game. He has a 3.5 GPA. He is a great leader and a great kid.”

Ferguson is also the captain of the school’s No. 8 ranked baseball team and puts his heart into every game. For baseball, Ferguson has received high honorable mention for the 2017 and 2018 Preseason Underclassmen All American Teams, according to perfectgame.org.

“Cole has committed to playing baseball at the University of Houston,” Schmitt said.  

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. and is home to the Houston Cougars, which is a Division 1 team that has earned five conference titles in the last five years, including two in the 2017 season for American regular-season crown and tournament title, according to the university’s website. The University of Houston has won 16 conference championship titles in its history.


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