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Okoroha receives GCAC award again
For immediate release . . . February 13, 2007

NEW ORLEANS — Kelechi Okoroha of Xavier University of Louisiana was chosen Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in men's basketball for Feb. 5-11.

Okoroha, a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Missouri City, Texas, averaged 18.3 points, 3.7 assists and 1.7 rebounds to help the Gold Rush win all three of its games during the week. He scored 19 points against Tougaloo, 21 against Mobile, 15 against Loyola and shot a combined 75 percent from the floor (21 of 28) and 76.5 percent from the line (13 of 17).

He is the third GCAC male to win the award twice this season. The others are William Carey's Jarekus Singleton and Belhaven's Bobby Johnson.

For the season Okoroha is averaging 10.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 24 games with 16 starts. His field-goal accuracy of 57.8 percent leads the team. Okoroha started the last 11 games and averaged 11.2 points during that time.

Xavier, 17-7 and the GCAC leader by a half-game over LSU-Shreveport, will visit the Pilots for a 7:30 p.m. game Thursday.


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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