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Florida point guard is sixth to sign with Nuggets
May 8, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — LaDaisha Holloway of Bradenton, Fla., has signed a scholarship to play women's basketball for Xavier University of Louisiana.

She is the sixth to sign with the Gold Nuggets for the 2008-09 academic year and the second of the spring signing period.

Holloway, a 5-foot-3 point guard, averaged 5.5 points, 2.9 assists and 2.9 steals per game for Bradenton's Southeast High School in 2007-08. The three-year starter helped the Seminoles go 25-4 this past season and win their eighth consecutive district championship.

"She never whined, cried or complained about anything," Southeast coach John Harder told the Bradenton Herald newspaper when Holloway signed. "She was all about winning. I liked her grit the most. She played hard and went on the floor every time. This scholarship is more than worthy."

Southeast — the alma mater of two-time consensus All-America wide receiver Peter Warrick and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Adrian McPherson — was 67-23 during Holloway's three seasons as a starter.

Holloway will major in psychology at Xavier.

Xavier, an NAIA Division I school, was 27-7 this past season and won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament. The Gold Nuggets qualified for the national tournament for a school-record seventh consecutive time.

2008-09 Xavier women's basketball recruits
Name Pos. Ht. Yr.* Hometown High School
Hillary Dedeaux F 6-0 Fr. Pass Christian, Miss. Pass Christian
SiMon Franklin G 5-7 Fr. Baton Rouge, La. St. Joseph's Academy
Jasmine Grant G 5-8 Fr. Shreveport, La. Southwood
LaDaisha Holloway G 5-3 Fr. Bradenton, Fla. Southeast
Jazmone Kelly G/F 5-9 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio Ursuline Academy
Brandi Young G 5-6 Fr. Memphis, Tenn. East
* classification at Xavier in 2008-09.


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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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