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St. Aug's RJ Daniels signs scholarship with Gold Rush

RJ Daniels

RJ Daniels

     November 22, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — RJ Daniels, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from New Orleans and St. Augustine High School, signed a men's basketball scholarship Tuesday with Xavier University of Louisiana.
     Daniels averaged 8.9 points, six rebounds and two steals per game this past season for the Purple Knights, who were 31-6 and won the Class 5A state championship and the District 10-5A championship. Daniels scored nine points Monday in St. Aug's season-opening 63-43 victory at Brother Martin.
     "We are excited to bring RJ into the Xavier family," ninth-year Gold Rush coach Dannton Jackson said. "He is a great addition to our program. He brings a winning attitude and academic excellence to our university. He knows how to win. He's a tough
player. He can shoot the ball and take it to the rim."
     Daniels, Xavier's first signee for 2012-13, will be a biology/pre-medical major.
     The Gold Rush are 4-0 and ranked 21st in NAIA Division I. The XU men were 27-6 in 2010-11 and qualified for the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I National Championship for the fifth time in seven seasons. Xavier's 26 seasons of 20 or more victories are the most in the history of Louisiana men's college basketball.

RJ Daniels signed a men's basketball scholarship with Xavier University of Louisiana at the St. Augustine High School library Tuesday. In attendance were, from left: XU athletics director Dennis Cousin, XU head coach Dannton Jackson, family members Marcel Daniels, Angerean Taylor, Connie Daniels, Roland Daniels, Caleb Daniels and XU assistant coach Alfred Williams.
    RJ Daniels signs a men's basketball scholarship with Xavier University of Louisiana


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