Northside's Joe signs with Arkansas

By: Chip Souza
Published: November 9, 2017 at 1 a.m. - Updated: November 9, 2017 at 1 a.m.
Fort Smith Northside guard Isaiah Joe (center) shares a laugh Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, with his grandmother, Emma Watts (from right); grandfather, Lonnie Watts; grandmother Ferry Simmons; and grandfather, Douglas Simmons; before signing to play basketball with Arkansas during a signing ceremony at the school.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Fort Smith Northside guard Isaiah Joe (center) shares a laugh Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, with his grandmother, Emma Watts (from right); grandfather, Lonnie Watts; grandmother Ferry Simmons; and grandfather, Douglas Simmons; before signing to play basketball with Arkansas during a signing ceremony at the school.

Isaiah Joe may not understand the magnitude of what simply signing his name on a dotted line Wednesday means to his community.

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