Southwest Tennessee Community College

August 5, 2004

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023


Southwest men’s basketball coach Verties Sails, Jr. has announced the signing of four players to National Letters of Intent for the 2004-2005 season.

“We’re very satisfied with the players we’ve signed,” said Sails. “We’re hoping, with hard work, they can help us get back to where we always want to go – the national tournament.”

Moraye Ivy, a 6’5” guard from Memphis Central High School, averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game as a senior. Ivy was named first team All-District 16AAA, The Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps Team, and honorable mention All-State.

Jeffrey Jones, a 6’6” forward from Holly Springs (MS) High School, averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game his senior season. Jones helped lead Holly Springs to a 30-4 record and the Class 3-A Mississippi State Championship.

Kelvin Lewis, a 6’2” guard from Melrose High School in Memphis, averaged 8.0 points per game during the 2002-2003 season. As a senior, Lewis helped lead Melrose to a berth in the Region 8AAA tournament.

Jeremy Marrs, a 6’10” center from Parkin (AR) High School, averaged 18.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, and 8.0 blocked shots per game as a senior.