ETSU Hall of Fame: Mister stands tall among all ETSU greats
Keith
Keith "Mister" Jennings is considered by many as the great ETSU athlete of all time.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Editor's note: The following Johnson City Press story is the fifth in a series of six daily features profiling the 2013 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame class, leading up to the induction ceremony Sunday at the Millennium Center in Johnson City. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m., and tickets may be purchased by calling  423-439-4343 . ETSUBucs.com is providing an excerpt from each day's story courtesy of the Johnson City Press.

 

By KELLY HODGE

Press Managing Sports Editor

Keith “Mister” Jennings will officially become a Hall of Famer at East Tennessee State this weekend, but he’s been a legendary figure in these parts for as long as many can remember.

The little point guard from Culpeper, Va., was certainly one of the most popular athletes in ETSU history when he walked off the basketball court here for the last time in 1991. His stature has only grown in the two decades since.

Now 44, Jennings will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame with five others in ceremonies Sunday night at the Millennium Center.

“It really means a lot to me,” he said earlier this week from Bluefield, Va., where he’s been an assistant coach at Bluefield College for the last four years. “Those were some great times, and I really appreciate all the people who still remember me.”

Who could forget?

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