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Xavier's Andrew, Simmons earn All-GCAC recognition

Devin Andrew

Devin Andrew


     Anthony Simmons

Anthony Simmons


     March 2, 2011


     NEW ORLEANS — Devin Andrew and Anthony Simmons, the top two scorers on the Xavier University of Louisiana men's basketball team, have been chosen All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference by the league's head coaches.
     The two helped Xavier go 26-4 during the regular season — the most victories by the Gold Rush since 1983-84 — and earn a No. 17 ranking in this week's NAIA Division I coaches poll.
     "I am elated for Devin and Anthony," XU Coach Dannton Jackson said. "They have contributed significantly to our success this season. It's nice for them to be rewarded with postseason honors."

     Andrew, a 6-foot-4 senior guard from Harvey, La., and a graduate of Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma, leads the Gold Rush with 10.9 points per game, 39 steals and 103 made free throws. He scored in the final two seconds to beat Loyola and SUNO in January. Andrew also attended Edna Karr High School in New Orleans before transferring to Vandebilt.
     Simmons, a 6-8 sophomore forward from Rochester, N.Y., and a graduate of Allendale Columbia School, is averaging 9.8 points and leads the Gold Rush with 5.9 rebounds per game, a .605 field-goal percentage and three double-doubles. His game highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds also lead the Gold Rush.
     The XU men are seeded second in the GCAC Tournament at Jacksonville, Fla., and will play third-seeded SUNO or sixth-seeded Fisk in the semifinals at 6 p.m. EST Friday.


2010-11 All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Team
Name School Position Height Class Hometown PPG
Devin Andrew Xavier Guard 6-4 Senior Harvey, La. 10.9
Terry Church Dillard Guard 6-5 Sophomore Jackson, Miss. 16.1
Andre Davis SUNO Forward/Center 6-9 Senior New Orleans, La. 11.6
Brent Leduff SUNO Guard 5-10 Junior Baton Rouge, La. 17.7
Mario Luckett Tougaloo Forward 6-6 Senior Vicksburg, Miss. 13.5
Myron McGowan Dillard Guard 6-6 Junior New Orleans, La. 13.1
Marquise Mems Tougaloo Guard/Forward 6-5 Junior Shelby, Miss. 19.7
Johnny Nelson Edward Waters Guard 6-5 Senior Jacksonville, Fla. 11.5
Ricardo Porter SUNO Guard 6-4 Junior LaPlace, La. 14.6
Anthony Simmons Xavier Forward 6-8 Sophomore Rochester, La. 9.8

Player of the Year:  Marquise Mems, Tougaloo
Newcomer of the Year:  Marquise Mems, Tougaloo
Freshman of the Year:  Kadon Day, Tougaloo (Forward/Center, 6-6, Fayette, Miss.)
Coach of the Year:  Lafayette Stribling, Tougaloo

 

 
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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).
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