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Nov. 18, 2013

J. Pastner

MEMPHIS, Tenn. –Trahson Burrell, Chris Hawkins, Dominic Magee and Avery Woodson all signed national letters of intent to attend the University of Memphis beginning in the fall of 2014.

The following are biographical sketches on Burrell, Hawkins, Magee and Woodson:

Trahson Burrell
Albany, N.Y.
St. Thomas More (Conn.)
Summit Christian Academy (Mich.)
Lee College (Texas)

T. Burrell

Playing his sophomore season at Lee College in 2013-14 …

In his first season at Lee College in 2012-13, averaged 13.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 21 games … Shot 51.4 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line for the Runnin’ Rebels … Made eight starts … Netted double figures in 14 of his 21 appearances, including four 20-point performances … Scored a season-high 28 points in the season-opening win over Lone Star-Kingwood … Scored 16 points in each game at the National Junior College Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. … Had six double-figure rebounding contests … Pulled down a season-best 15 boards twice in wins over Baton Rouge Community College and Lamar State College-Port Arthur …

Helped lead the Runnin’ Rebels to a 24-11 overall record and a 13-7 Region XIV Athletic Conference mark … Lee College won the Region XIV title and advanced to the National Junior College Tournament for the first time in the program’s history … The Runnin’ Rebels won their first game at the national tournament, before falling in the second round …

Originally signed to attend the University of Rhode Island for the 2011-12 season … Played his final season of high school in 2010-11 at Summit Christian Academy in East Lansing, Mich. … Prior to his year at Summit Christian Academy, played at St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Conn. … Averaged 15.2 points and 10.4 rebounds for St. Thomas More in 2009-10 … Helped lead the Chancellors to a 26-9 record and the semifinal round of the National Prep School Championship … In the summers, played with Lamar Odom’s Rich Soil AAU program.

Chris Hawkins
Sun Prairie, Wis.
Sun Prairie HS
Motlow State Community College (Tenn.)
Southwest Tennessee Community College

C. Hawkins

Playing his sophomore season at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, Tenn., in 2013-14 …

In his only season at Motlow State Community College in 2012-13, averaged 12.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists … Saw action in 22 games and made 12 starts … Netted double figures in 16 games, including three 20-point performances … Scored a season-high 29 points in a win over Dyersburg State Community College … Has 15 games in which he grabbed seven or more rebounds … Pulled down a season-best 13 rebounds in a victory over Jackson State Community College … Named to the All-Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA)/Region VII Conference first team …

Helped lead the Bucks to a 26-4 overall record and an 18-1 Region VII Conference mark … Named the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament MVP after leading Motlow State to the program’s first region championship in 30 years … Averaged 21.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in the Bucks’ three wins at the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament … With their regional title, the Bucks advanced to the National Junior College Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. … Motlow State lost in the second round of the national tournament …

Prior to moving to the junior college ranks, played his prep basketball for the Sun Prairie High School Cardinals in Sun Prairie, Wis. … Averaged a double-double of 17.3 points and 10.5 rebounds his senior season … Named to the State JournalDivision I All-Area second team … An All-Big Eight Conference second team pick … Helped lead the Cardinals to a 19-6 record and an appearance in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Division I sectional final.

Dominic Magee
Harvey, La.
Helen Cox HS

D. Magee

Playing his final prep season at Helen Cox High School in Harvey, La. … Prior to 2013-14 season, rated the No. 2 player in The Times-PicayuneSuper 16 …

In the summer of 2013, participated in the Reebok Breakout Camp All-Stars event at the famous Rucker Park in Harlem, N.Y. …

Ranked the nation’s No. 71 player by ESPN.com and Yahoo.com … 247sports.com rated him the nation’s No. 66 player … Also rated the No. 2 player in the state of Louisiana by ESPN.com … Rated one of the nation’s top point guards by Scout.com (No. 26) and 247sports.com (No. 15) …

Battled injuries throughout most of the 2012-13 season … Named to the All-District 9-4A Team … Helped lead Helen Cox High School to the state playoffs in 2012-13 … The Cougars advanced to the bi-district round of the playoffs, where they dropped a 65-64 decision to Vanderbilt Catholic … The playoff appearance was Helen Cox’s first since 2009 … Helen Cox High School finished 2012-13 with an 18-11 record …

Played summer AAU basketball with the Louisiana Future program.

Avery Woodson
Waynesboro, Miss.
Wayne County HS
East Mississippi Community College

A. Woodson

Playing his first season at East Mississippi Community College in 2013-14 ... Transferred back to his home state after signing with Southeastern Louisiana University prior to his senior season ...

Chosen to the 2011-12 Jackson Clarion-Ledger Boys Basketball Dandy Dozen preseason basketball team ... Tabbed Class 5A All-State second team by The Clarion-Ledgeras a senior … Averaged a team-leading 15.1 points per game, including nine 20-point outings... Scored a season-high 30 points against West Jones ...

Helped lead head coach Ron Norman’s 33-2 WCHS War Eagles to a runner-up finish in the 2012 Class 5A MHSAA State Tournament ... Voted team’s Best Offensive Player and shared team MVP honors with Arkansas State’s Raeford Worsham his senior season ...

Capped his prep playing career by participating in the 2012 Mississippi/Alabama High School All-Star Basketball Game ...

Averaged 9.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest as a junior, helping lead the 31-1 War Eagles to the 2011 Class 5A state championship ... Tallied 18 points on 5-of-6 shooting (3-4 treys) from the field and 5-of-5 from the line in title-game win over Lanier ... Selected to compete in Mississippi’s 2011 North-South All-Star Game for rising seniors.



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