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Joseph is GCAC Player of Week for 2nd time this season

December 11, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — For the second time this season, Xavier University of Louisiana's Wanto Joseph is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in men's basketball.
     Joseph, a 5-foot-9 senior guard from New Orleans and a graduate of O. Perry Walker High School, won the award for Dec. 3-9 after scoring a career-high-tying 26 points in a 77-67 loss to city rival Loyola. Joseph played 33 minutes and was 9-of-17 from the floor — the fifth consecutive game he shot better than 50 percent — 1-of-3 on 3-pointers and 7-of-8 on free throws. He also led the Gold Rush with five rebounds and five assists.
     Joseph is one of six XU men since the start of the 2003-04 season to reach 25 points at least twice in one season. Timothy Green tops that list with four 25-point performances. Mark Stewart did it three times in 2006-07.
     Through Monday's games, Joseph ranks 11th in NAIA Division I in assists per game (5.7), 31st in field-goal percentage (.555), 36th in points per game (17.5) and 45th in free-throw percentage (.803).
     Xavier, 9-2 and 16th in the NAIA coaches poll announced Tuesday, will play Martin Methodist at 5 p.m. Friday and Voorhees at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Spring Hill Classic at Mobile, Ala.
     Wanto Joseph

Wanto Joseph


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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 teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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