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Powell, Kennebrew sign scholarships with Gold Nuggets
May 28, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — Two forwards — Brittany Powell of Milwaukee, Wis., and Danielle Kennebrew of Atlanta, Ga. — have signed scholarships to play women's basketball for Xavier University of Louisiana.

That increases to eight the Gold Nuggets' newcomers for the 2008-09 academic year. Half of those came during the spring signing period.

Powell, a 6-footer, will have two seasons of eligibility at Xavier after transferring from San Jose State, an NCAA Division I member. She started 51 of 61 games and averaged 10.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game her first two seasons with the Spartans. She made the Western Athletic Conference All-Freshman team in 2006-07 and was an Academic All-WAC selection.

At Milwaukee's Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Powell was honorable mention all-state, first-team all-conference and a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-Area second-team selection after averaging 14 points and 6.9 rebounds per game as a senior. Powell also lettered two years in volleyball and one year in track and field.

Kennebrew, who is 5-11, calls Atlanta home but grew up in Miami, Fla. She averaged 11.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocked shots and 1.8 steals per game as a senior (2006-07) for Miami's Archbishop Carroll High School and was chosen to the Miami Herald All-Metro third team in classes 4A-1A. This past season she averaged eight points and six rebounds for IMG Academies Pendleton School, a postgraduate women's team in Bradenton, Fla.

Kennebrew, a district champion in the shot put her senior year, will major in biology 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 (College)
Hillary Dedeaux F/C 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
Danielle Kennebrew F 5-11 Fr. Atlanta, Ga. Archbishop Carroll
Brittany Powell F 6-0 Jr. Milwaukee, Wis. Divine Savior Holy Angels (San Jose State)
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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