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Gold Rush's Harvey selected to All-GCAC team
March 5, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Michael Harvey of Xavier University of Louisiana was the Gold Rush's lone selection on the All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball team announced Friday.
     Harvey is a 6-foot-3 junior guard from Amite, La., and a graduate of Amite High School. He led Xavier this season with 13.3 points per game and is in the top 50 in NAIA Division I in three categories: 24th with a .427 3-point field-goal percentage, 41st with 2.2 3-pointers made per game and 48th in 3-pointers made with 64.
     A two-year starter, Harvey more than doubled his scoring average from a year ago. He is the first Xavier player since 2003-04 to reach double figures in blocked shots and 3-pointers made in the same season.
     "I'm real proud of Mike for this individual honor," Xavier Coach Dannton Jackson said. "He has come a long way since his freshman year. He did a good job this year and hit some big shots. He played well."
     Harvey was GCAC Player of the Week for Jan. 11-17, and this week he won the Heritage Sports Radio Network HBCU Division II Fan Poll for Feb. 22-27.
     Xavier finished 18-13 after losing 71-56 Thursday at Belhaven in the quarterfinals of the GCAC Tournament. The Gold Rush won its last four regular-season games to finish 9-9 in conference and place sixth out of 10 teams.
     The 10 GCAC head coaches selected the team and the special awards.

2009-10 All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Team
Larell Bailey, Belhaven
Ryan Brock, Loyola
Marcus Coleman, Spring Hill
Sylvester Collins, Tougaloo
Brandon Cooks, William Careyv Lionel Green, SUNO
Michael Harvey, Xavier
Ji Kimbrough, Mobile
Mario Luckett, Tougaloo
Drew Meyerchick, William Carey
Derrick Parker, LSU-Shreveport
Nathaniel Roche, Belhaven
Cory Smith, William Carey
Jared Stevenson, LSU-Shreveport
Donte Walker, Mobile

Player of the Year:   Derrick Parker, LSU-Shreveport (unanimous selection)
Newcomer of the Year:   Brandon Cooks, William Carey
Freshman of the Year:   Ji Kimbrough, Mobile
Coach of the Year:   Tom Kelsey, Belhaven


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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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