Tu Holloway is one of the most decorated players in XU history.
April 18, 2012
CINCINNATI --- Xavier University senior Tu Holloway has been named to the 2011-12 National All-Jesuit Men’s Basketball Team, as announced by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight. This is Holloway’s second straight year on the team.
The other Division I members of the first team are Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Marquette’s Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom, Gonzaga’s Elias Harris, Georgetown’s Jason Clark, Detroit’s Ray McCallum and Fairfield’s Rakim Sanders. Two Division II/III standouts also made the team: Steve Catich of Div. II Wheeling Jesuit and Corey Shontz of Div. III John Carroll.
Honorable mention honors were given to Aaron Broussard (Seattle), Angelo Caloiaro (San Francisco); Brian Conklin (Saint Louis); Erik Etherly (Loyola Maryland); Corey Gray (Loyola New Orleans); Anthony Ireland (Loyola Marymount); Kevin Pangos (Gonzaga); and Robert Sacre (Gonzaga).
The All-Jesuit Team represents student-athletes from the 28 Jesuit colleges spread across the United States that play basketball on all three levels of the NCAA and also in the NAIA. They share the mission of Jesuit education, founded nearly 500 years ago under the principles of St. Ignatius Loyola to educate young people to become men and women dedicated to service and compassionate leadership. Students at Jesuit colleges have long excelled in the classroom and in the community, but they also have played a major role in collegiate basketball in the last 100 years.
Earlier this month Holloway earned a spot on the CollegeInsider.com All-America Team for the second straight year and earned honorable mention All-America honors from selected other national outlets. Holloway, who was named First Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference for a second straight year, averaged 22.7 points for Xavier’s three games, which was ranked fourth in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and first in the tournament among players who won at least one game in the tourney.
Holloway finished third on XU’s all-time assist list with 550 assists and dished off 100 or more assists and led the team in assists for three straight seasons. Holloway finished sixth on XU’s all-time scoring list with 1,833 career points. Holloway led the team in scoring as a senior at 17.5 ppg. (second in the A-10) and assists at 4.9 apg. (fourth in the A-10). He was the only player in the top five in the A-10 in both scoring and assists. He also led the team in steals (eighth in the A-10 at 1.5 spg.) and free throw percentage (second in the A-10 at .862).
Xavier won 100 games during Holloway’s four-year career, earning four NCAA Tournament appearances, including three Sweet 16s. XU also won three Atlantic 10 regular season titles in those four years.