Seven new recruits will be joining the Southwest men's basketball team for the 2011-12 season, Saluqi Head Coach Verties Sails Jr. announced today. The signing class consists of three Memphis area high school players, two Division 1 transfers, and two who attended prep school last season.
- Rashawn Brown, 6'5" guard/forward, played at Oakhaven High School in Memphis where he was coached by former Saluqi Rondavious Milam. Brown averaged 17.6 points per game his senior season and was named All-District 16AA and to The Commercial Appeal's "Best of the Preps" team.
- Darius Davis, a 6'11" center, is a native of Lexington, North Carolina, who played last season at Queen City Preparatory Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was ranked the number 83 player in the country by ESPN.com.
- Dejwan Davis, a 6'10" forward, is also a native of Lexington, North Carolina, who played at Queen City Prep in 2009-10. Davis averaged 10 points, five rebounds, and two blocks per game.
- Montez Fifer, a 6'3" guard/forward, played for Coach Paul Edwards at Southwind High School in Memphis. Fifer averaged 10.7 points per game as a senior and helped lead the Jaguars to a 27-5 record and runner-up in District 15AAA
- Anthony Green, a 6'2" guard, was selected to the All-District 16AA team his senior season at Manassas High School in Memphis. Playing for Coach Gerald Harris, Green averaged 14.4 points per game and led the Tigers to a 25-6 record and the District 16AA championship.
- Antwon Oliver, a 6'6" guard/forward, transfers to Southwest from Iowa State University where he was red-shirted for the 2009-10 season. Oliver played at Horlick High School in Racine, Wisconsin, where he earned honorable mention all-state and third team all-area honors as a senior.
- Melvyn Oliver, a 6'10" center, transfers to Southwest from Seton Hall University where he played in seven games as a freshman. A native of Long Beach, California, Oliver previously played at Mississippi Elite Christian Academy and led them to a 20-5 record and a runner-up finish in the National Tournament of Champions.