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Ysleta HS signs with Southwestern College

Martin Russell signed his scholarship offer to play basketball for Southwestern College in Kansas.

Martin Russell signed his scholarship offer to play basketball for Southwestern College in Kansas.

Family, students and teachers gave Russell a farewell ceremony on Tuesday.

He’s the first athlete from Ysleta High School to sign in nine years.

“It's been my dream since i was a little kid to play at the next level. Now it's a dream come true. Not a lot of people get to do that,” said senior Russell.

He said he plans to stay in El Paso for the summer and will head out for college in the fall.

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