March 12, 2007
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BOONE NAMED TJCCAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR, SAILS COACH OF THE YEAR
Release written by Keith Gentry
Southwest sophomore guard Donald Boone has been selected as Player of
the Year in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic
Association by a vote of coaches.
Boone led Southwest in scoring (16.6), rebounding (6.8) and field goal
percentage (.541) this season. He posted season highs of 25 points (vs.
Coahoma, Cleveland State, and Shorter) and had three double-doubles (vs.
Coahoma, Kennedy-King, and Walters State).
Coach Verties Sails was named Western Division and TJCCAA Coach of the
Year after guiding Southwest to a 25-5 record, the Western Division
championship, and a number 16 national ranking this season. It was the
11th time and third straight year Sails has been honored as conference
coach of the year.
Sophomore guard Nathan Walton and freshman forward A.J. Nance were named
to the All-Western Division team. Walton averaged 9.1 points, 4.7
rebounds, and 2.2 assists while Nance was second on the team with an
11.7 scoring average and led the Saluqis with a .782 free throw
Michael Blue, Hiwassee; Donald Boone, Southwest; Mario Campbell,
Walters State; Antawn Coby, Jackson State; Bryant Dunn, Chattanooga
State; Arthur Latham, Saint Catharine; Brandon Springer, Columbia State;
Quentin Turner, Motlow State; Mykail Vibbert, Cleveland State; Clarence
White, Volunteer State.
TJCCAA Player of the Year – Donald Boone, Southwest
TJCCAA Co-Coaches of the Year – Verties Sails, Southwest and Jay
Price, Chattanooga State
Donald Boone, Southwest; Antawn Coby, Jackson State; Thurman
Denton, Dyersburg State; Jamar Jenkins, Jackson State; Arthur Latham,
Saint Catharine; A.J. Nance, Southwest; Brandon Springer,
Columbia State; Ryan Troutman, Saint Catharine; Nathan Walton,
Southwest; Clarence White, Volunteer State.
TJCCAA Western Division Player of the Year – Donald Boone,
TJCCAA Western Division Coach of the Year – Verties Sails, Southwest