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Gold Rush picks up transfer from NCAA Division II
August 8, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — Landon Bussie, a 6-foot-5 forward with two years of men's basketball experience in NCAA Division II, has signed a scholarship to transfer to Xavier University of Louisiana.

Bussie, from Baltimore, is eligible to play in 2008-09 and will be one of four newcomers on the Gold Rush roster. He will major in biology at Xavier and have two seasons of eligibility.

Bussie averaged 4.2 points and a team-leading six rebounds per game as a sophomore at Livingstone College of Salisbury, N.C., during the 2006-07 season. He started 30 games during two seasons at Livingstone, was chosen the team's best defensive player as a freshman and earned a silver medal from the school as a sophomore for academic achievement.

Bussie is a 2005 graduate of Baltimore's Woodlawn High School, where he averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds per game as a senior and played in the city-county all-star game. He spent two years at Woodlawn after transferring from Milford Mill High School.

Xavier, an NAIA Division I school, was 24-10 in 2007-08 and finished third in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. The Gold Rush qualified for the national tournament for a school-record fourth consecutive time.

2008-09 Xavier men's basketball recruits
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.* Hometown High School College or JC
Landon Bussie F 6-5 200 Jr. Baltimore, Md. Woodlawn Livingstone
Harold Cleveland G 6-2 205 Jr. Pasadena, Calif. Muir Pasadena City
Jamaan Kenner G 6-4 180 Fr. LaPlace, La. East St. John  
Cordell Hadnot C 6-7 240 Fr. Los Angeles, Calif. Westchester  
* 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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