Southwest women’s basketball coach Andrea Martre has announced the signing of seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2009-2010 season.
The Lady Saluqis signed Crystal Riley and Cambriel Jeffries from West Memphis Senior High School, Amanda Jones from H.W. Byers High School in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Latorya Simmons from Jackson Central-Merry (JCM) High School in Jackson, Tennessee, and Decdrica Brooks from Carver High School, Chantel Crout from Cordova High School, and Kurstin Mead from Ridgeway High School.
- Riley, one of the top three-point shooters in the state of Arkansas, led West Memphis to 49 wins the past two seasons and the Class 6-A state runner-up as a senior. Riley was named to both the 6-A All-State team and the all-state tournament team.
- Jeffries, a 6’3” post player, was a teammate of Riley’s at West Memphis. She was named the Arkansas Hoop Report’s ARK Discovery’s Player of the Week and was also a standout on West Memphis’ track and volleyball teams.
- Jones averaged 19.6 points, 3.4 assists, and 8.0 steals per game as a senior and was selected to play in the Northeast Mississippi Basketball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. Jones led H.W. Byers to 70 wins the past two seasons and back-to-back Class 2-A state championships. She was named second team All-Area by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal and was the Cellular South Player of the Game in the state championship game.
- Simmons was a four-year letter-winner at JCM. As a senior, Simmons averaged 14 points per game and was the team’s leading scorer.
- Brooks averaged 12 points per game as a senior and led Carver High to the Region 8AA quarterfinals. She was named All-District 15AA in both her junior and senior seasons.
- Crout was a two-time All-District 14AAA selection at Cordova High. As a senior, Crout averaged 12 points per game and led Cordova to 18 wins and the semifinals of the Region 7AAA tournament.
- Mead averaged 14.3 points per game as a senior at Ridgeway High during the 2007-08 season and was named All-District 15AAA and to The Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps All-Metro Team. Mead originally signed with Robert Morris College but did not play in 2008-09.