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Dumas receives All-Louisiana honorable mention
April 11, 2009

     NEW ORLEANS — Shaun Dumas, a four-year men's basketball standout for Xavier University of Louisiana, earned honorable mention on the All-Louisiana team announced Saturday night.
     Dumas, a 5-foot-11 senior guard from New Orleans and a 2004 graduate of St. Augustine High School, averaged 14.7 points, 4.2 assists and 3.2 steals per game in 2008-09 and was the third Gold Rush player in 27 seasons to lead the team in those categories in the same year. He's a two-time NAIA Division I third-team All-American, a three-time All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference selection and a two-time GCAC Player of the Week. He was GCAC Freshman of the Year in 2004-05.
     His career totals include 1,434 points, 599 assists (third at XU), a school-record 380 steals and a school-record-tying 129 games.
     Xavier was 19-12 this past season and tied for fourth place in the GCAC.
     Dumas is the second player in Dannton Jackson's six seasons as Xavier head coach to make the All-Louisiana team or receive honorable mention. Mark Stewart was on the third team in 2006-07.
     A Louisiana Sports Writers Association panel selected the All-Louisiana team. All players from four-year universities in the state are eligible.

2008-09 LSWA All-Louisiana Men's Basketball Team

First Team:   Marcus Thornton, LSU; Tasmin Mitchell, LSU; Kyle Gibson, Louisiana Tech; Kyndall Dykes, New Orleans; Ryan Bathie, Nicholls State.

Second Team:   Ryan Brock, Loyola; Chris Davis, Southern; Josh Johnson, Louisiana College; Garrett Temple, LSU; Bo Spencer, LSU.

Third Team:   Magnum Rolle, Louisiana Tech; Kevin Sims, Tulane; Chris Gatlin, LSU-Shreveport; Anatoly Bose, Nicholls State; Chris Johnson, LSU.

Player of the Year:   Marcus Thornton, LSU
Newcomer of the Year:   (tie) Mike Pilgrim, LSU-Shreveport; Malcolm Thomas, Louisiana-Monroe
Freshman of the Year:   Fred Hunter, Nicholls State
Coach of the Year:   Trent Johnson, LSU

Honorable Mention:   Shawn Dumas, Xavier; Chase Adams, Centenary; Mike Pilgrim, LSU-Shreveport; Nick Stallings, Centenary.

Xavier's All-Louisiana Men's Basketball Players
1972-73:   Bruce Seals (first team)
1977-78:   Evan Robinson (third team)
1981-82:   Alvin "Bo" Dukes (third team)
1982-83:   Eugene Johnson (third team)
1983-84:   Rodolfo Gill (third team)
1984-85:   Rodolfo Gill (third team)
1986-87:   Juan Mercier (third team)
1987-88:   Juan Mercier (second team)
1990-91:   Merlin Peters (third team)
2006-07:   Mark Stewart (third team)
2008-09:   Shaun Dumas (honorable mention)


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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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