June 3, 2005
For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly
Stark (901) 333-4023
SALUQIS BASKETBALL PLAYERS SIGN WITH FOUR-YEAR SCHOOLS
Release written by Keith Gentry
Four members of the 2004-2005 Southwest mens basketball team have
signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and
basketball careers at four-year colleges or universities, including
three Division I signees.
Nick Covington, a sophomore guard from Little Rock, Arkansas, has signed
with (Division I) Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Covington
averaged 7.3 points and 3.5 assists this season and scored a career-high
35 points against Kennedy King College. He spent his first season of
college at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
During the 2003-2004 season, Covington averaged 6.8 points and 3.5
assists. He played his high school basketball at Mills High School in
Little Rock, Arkansas.
Chris Prince, a sophomore forward from Clinton, Maryland, has signed
with (Division I) McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Prince averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, and was one of the
team leaders with a .759 free throw percentage. Prince transferred to
Southwest from Radford University, where he played his freshman season.
He played his high school basketball at Oxen Hill High School in
Dee Burchett was an early signee last fall for (Division I) Lamar
University in Beaumont, Texas. Burchett averaged 9.3 points, 3.8
rebounds, and 2.7 assists as a sophomore at Southwest. He was named to
the Region VII All-Tournament Team, leading the Saluqis to the
championship game. A graduate of Hamilton High School in Memphis,
Burchett transferred to Southwest from the University of Arkansas-Ft.
Smith, where he played his freshman season.
Jerry Dover, Jr., a sophomore from Germantown High School, has signed
with (NAIA) Crichton College in Memphis. Dover played two years at
Southwest, averaging 4.7 points and 2.7 assists his sophomore season. As
a freshman, he led the Saluqis with 50 three-point field goals and 52
steals. Against Columbia State, Dover tied the Southwest single game
record for steals with nine.