Thursday, June 12, 2008

RiverHawks Men's Basketball Announces Five New Additions

Courtesy: Northeastern State University

Release: 06/12/2008

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. ----- Northeastern State University Head Men’s Basketball coach Larry Gipson announces the additions of five student-athletes to the 2008-2009 RiverHawks team.

The RiverHawks will welcome Ralph Monday of Citrus College, Marlon Burnett of Fresno City College, Tulio Cobos of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Kenny McKinney of Itawamba Community College and JC Snead of West Hills College.

“We’re really pleased with the recruiting class as a whole,” NSU Associate Head Coach Scott Reed said. “We had some things we felt we had to immediately address and we did that.”

Snead is a 6-5, 225 pound forward from Anchorage Alaska . He played two seasons at West Hills College where he averaged 16 points per game while earning All-Conference and All-State accolades.

McKinney is a 5-10, 180 pound point guard from Fulton , Mississippi . He played two seasons at Itawamba Community College where he led the Indians to a 30-4 mark last season that included a conference and regional championship. The Indians were ranked 5th in the national polls and won the 2008 Mississippi State championship and advanced to the national tournament in 2007&2008. McKinney led the Indians to a 57-10 record in two seasons.

Cobos is a 6-6, 265 pound forward/Post from Los Teques , Venezuela . He played two seasons at NEO. He led the Norseman to a 27-7 mark and a Region II championship and a berth in the national tournament in 2008. Cobos averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per contest.

Burnett is a 6-3, 200 pound guard from Milwaukee , Wisconsin . He played two seasons at Fresno City College , leading the Rams to the 2007 California JC state championship and Central Valley Conference title. The Rams repeated in 2008 as conference champions where Burnett was the CVC Player of the Year and All-State selection. He averaged 13 points per contest.

Monday is a 6-4, 180 pound guard/forward from Los Angeles , California . He played two seasons for Citrus College where he helped the Fighting Owls to a 35-1 mark and a California Junior College State Championship. Monday averaged seven points and four rebounds per contest.

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