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Erves, Joseph receive All-Louisiana honorable mention

April 16, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana seniors Denzell Erves and Wanto Joseph received honorable mention on the All-Louisiana collegiate men's basketball team announced late Saturday.
     Erves, a 6-foot-7 forward from Vicksburg, Miss., and a graduate of Vicksburg High School, averaged 13.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game this season and ranked third in NAIA Division I with 17 double-doubles. He became XU's career leader with 132 blocked shots — Louis Williams (1979-82) held the previous mark of 130 — and was No. 4 with 762 career rebounds. Erves was a third-team NAIA Division I All-American this season and was All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference twice.
     Denzell Erves

Denzell Erves
     Wanto Joseph

Wanto Joseph
     Joseph, a 5-9 guard from New Orleans a graduate of O. Perry Walker High School, averaged 16.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, six assists and 1.9 steals per game and was All-GCAC. He was one of four NAIA Division I players this season, one of three Louisiana men's players in the last 10 seasons and the second in Xavier history to reach 500 points and 175 assists in a season.
     Both Erves and Joseph reached 1,000 career points in the regular-season finale against city rival Dillard. Joseph finished with 1,041 points, and Erves scored 1,031.
     Xavier had no representatives on the All-Louisiana women's basketball team, but the Gold Nuggets' Bo Browder was the runner-up to LSU's Nikki Caldwell in voting for Coach of the Year. Out of 32 votes cast, Caldwell received 12 and Browder eight. Nicholls State's DoBee Plaisance was third with four votes.
     A Louisiana Sports Writers Association panel of sports information directors and media members selected the All-Louisiana teams.


 

 
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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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