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Nov. 8, 2000

Tulsa, Oklahoma - University of Tulsa Head Basketball Coach Buzz Peterson announced today the signing of two prep stars, Nathan Doudney (dowd-ney) and Jarius Glenn, to national letters-of-intent. Doudney is one of the top seniors in the state of Texas, while Glenn ranks as one of the nation's top-50 prep seniors.

Doudney, a 6-4, 185-pound guard, averaged 24.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a junior at Rockwall (Texas) High School. He shot 45-percent from three-point range and 87-percent from the free throw line. Doudney was a first-team all-state selection by both the Texas Basketball Magazine and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a junior. He was a second-team all-state pick by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC).

He also earned all-area, all-region and all-district honors his junior season. Doudney was selected as the District 9-5A Most Valuable Player as a junior, while also earning MVP honors at two in-season tournaments.

Doudney was ranked as the 18th best player in the state of Texas by Texas Hoops magazine. He chose Tulsa over Gonzaga, Louisville, New Mexico State, SMU and Baylor.

"We're excited to get a player with Nathan's characteristics, especially with his ability to shoot the three-pointer so well," said Peterson. "The great thing about Nathan is his willingness to work hard every day to improve as a player. He will become a great leader by example during his career here at Tulsa."

A 6-5, 210-pound forward, Jarius Glenn averaged 21.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots during his junior campaign, and enjoyed a high game of 33 points. He has started both his sophomore and junior seasons at Avondale (Ga.) High School.

"Tulsa has a diamond in the rough with Jarius. He'll be a player to watch on the collegiate level because of his work habits," said Karl Moton, Avondale High School basketball coach. "Jarius deserves an opportunity to play collegiately because of all his hard work on the basketball court and in the classroom. He is a good outside and inside player, who is strong and is a very good finisher. He can play with his back to the basket or bring the ball up the floor. He's a gym rat who loves the game."

Glenn has been rated among the top-100 seniors in several publications. He has been ranked as the 41st best player in the country by the Bob Gibbons All-Star Sports Report, and was an honorable mention senior selection by Street and Smith's magazine. Glenn was a first-team all-region 5AA selection as a junior, while also earning the Region Player of the Month award for January. He scored at a 16.0 clip during his sophomore season. Glenn chose Tulsa over UAB and Richmond.

"Jarius fits the mold of the type of tough, hardnosed and aggressive player that we want to attract here. He is an extremely athletic player who can guard and finish offensively in the lane," said Peterson.

"Both Nathan and Jarius have great work ethics and are solid additions to our Tulsa basketball family," added Peterson.