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Okoroha wins HSRN National Player of Week voting
February 12, 2009

     NEW ORLEANS — Kelechi Okoroha of Xavier University of Louisiana is the Heritage Sports Radio Network National Player of the Week in Division II men's basketball.
     HSRN honors male and female athletes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Division II includes Xavier and all other HBCUs which are not in NCAA Division I.
     Okoroha, a 6-foot-4 senior from Missouri City, Texas, and a 2004 graduate of Dulles High School, received nearly 70 percent of fan votes cast online during approximately 48 hours.
     Okoroha averaged 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds and shot 55 percent from the floor and 79 percent from the line in two games this past week. He scored a career-high 28 points in Xavier's 77-65 home victory Saturday against LSU-Shreveport, which entered the game No. 23 in the NAIA Division I coaches poll.
     Division I winners were Neal Pitt of Maryland Eastern Shore and Zykia Brown of Howard. The Division II female winner was Sharay DuBose of Lincoln (Pa.).
     Fans can visit www.hsrn.com on Tuesdays, scroll down to the right corner and vote for the national players of the week through 4 p.m. CST Thursday.


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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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