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Devron Bostick Chosen for 2008 David Rowlands Award

Two-time NJCAA All-American Devron Bostick of Southwestern Illinois College is the 2008 NJCAA David Rowlands Male Student-Athlete-of-the-Year. The Racine, Wisc., native became the sixth basketball player to receive the award since its inception in 1993.

Bostick, a former two-time Wisconsin high school player of the year, was instrumental in helping make the 2007-08 basketball season at SWIC one for the record books. His superb play kept the Blue Storm in the Top 20 of the NJCAA Division I Basketball Poll throughout the entire season, including a No. 4 ranking during week seven and eight of the year, which marked the highest ranking in program history.

He led SWIC in scoring with 18.2 points per game and posted 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest. He also recorded 81 steals this year.

"Devron has got great offensive skills," says Southwestern Illinois head coach Jay Harrington. "He can shoot and put the ball on the floor and drive to the basket. However, what is most impressive is his willingness to share the basketball and his leadership. He is a great basketball player and a quality young man."

For his efforts, Bostick was voted Region 24 Player of the Year for the second year in a row after leading the 28-5 record and a second place finish in the league.

Bostick, who is currently playing at the University of Minnesota, earned First-Team NJCAA All-American honors in 2008 season and was a Second-Team NJCAA All-American selection as a freshman after averaging 19.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.




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