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Kelechi Okoroha    Okoroha is GCAC Men's Player of the Week
For immediate release . . . January 3, 2007

NOTE: Name pronounced kel-eh-chee o-kor-o-ha

NEW ORLEANS — Men's basketball player Kelechi Okoroha of Xavier University of Louisiana is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week for Dec. 25-31.

It's the first time this season a Gold Rush player has won the award.

Okoroha, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard from Missouri City, Texas, scored 17 of his career-high 22 points in the second half Sunday to lead the Gold Rush in a 92-66 victory against Wiley at Shreveport, La. Okoroha also had a career-high five assists, grabbed six rebounds and was 9 of 12 from the floor.

Through 10 games Okoroha is Xavier's No. 2 scorer with 11.6 points per game, and he leads the Rush with a field-goal percentage of .589.

Xavier (7-3) will open its Gulf Coast Athletic Conference schedule at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Tougaloo. The Rush's next home game will start at 7 p.m. Saturday against Mobile in The Barn.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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