Mustain signs to play at Bradley

Putting in the time can pay off in the end. For Shelby Mustain, it paid off with an NCAA Division I basketball scholarship.


Shelby Mustain (seated center) of Jefferson City High School prepares to sign a letter-of-intent Wednesday afternoon to play basketball at Bradley University. Also seated are her parents Bill and Diana. Standing (left to right) are Jefferson City girls basketball coach Shane Meyer and AAU coach Reggie Middleton.

“It took a lot of hard work,” Mustain said Wednesday afternoon after the Jefferson City High School senior signed a letter-of-intent with Bradley University. “It shows that it’s possible and I encourage every girl to work hard because it will pay off.”

Mustain didn’t become a starter for the Lady Jays until her junior season. That’s rare for a Division I player. But again, that says something about the hard work Mustain put in to achieve her goals.

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