Southwest Tennessee Community College

March 12, 2007

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901) 619-1899 / Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023

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 percentage.

ALL-TJCCAA

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


ALL-WESTERN DIVISION

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, Southwest
TJCCAA Western Division Coach of the Year Verties Sails, Southwest