Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date November 15, 2007

For More Information: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901) 619-1899


Donald Boone, who led the Southwest basketball team to the Region VII championship and a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament in both 2006 and 2007, has signed a National Letter of Intent to extend his basketball career and education at Arkansas State University.

“Arkansas State is getting an outstanding young man and a tremendous basketball player”, said Southwest men’s basketball coach Verties Sails Jr.

Boone was selected first team All-American by the NJCAA after leading the Saluqis to a 28-7 record last season and an eighth place finish in the national tournament, where he was named to the All-Tournament team. He was voted by the coaches as Player of the Year in the Tennessee Junior and Community Athletic Association and was named Most Valuable Player of the Region VII Tournament after leading Southwest to its second straight championship and national tournament appearance.

Boone led the Saluqis in several statistical categories last season, including scoring (17.2), rebounding (6.6), steals (2.8), and three point percentage (.400). He scored a career-high 32 points against Northeastern in the NJCAA Tournament.