Southwest Basketball Players Named All-TCCAA Brooks Named Player of the Year, Nichols Named Coach of the Year

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Five Southwest basketball players were recently named All-Tennessee Community College Athletic Association in a vote by the conference's coaches. In addition, Jerry Nichols, coach of the regular season conference champions and 11th ranked men's team, was voted Coach of the Year and sophomore guard Rasheed Brooks was voted Player of the Year.

In addition to Brooks, sophomore guard Johnathan Burroughs-Cook and freshman forward Jimario Rivers were first team picks while sophomore guard Earl Bryant was a second team member. Brooks, a University of Mississippi signee, led the Saluqis in scoring with a 14.2 average and was also among team leaders in assists (2.1) and steals (1.9). Burroughs-Cook was second on the team in scoring (13.5), assists (2.4) and steals (1.8), Bryant averaged 10.7 points per game and led the team with a 3.5 assist average and Rivers averaged 10.3 points and led the team with 7.2 rebounds per game.

For the Southwest women, freshman guard LaKyesha Stennis was selected first team All-TCCAA and was the only Lady Saluqi honored. Stennis averaged 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game.