Southwest Tennessee Community College

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 men’s 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 Clinton, Maryland.

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.