CINCINNATI --- Xavier junior guard and All-America candidate Tu Holloway is among the 30 All-America candidates recognized on the Naismith Midseason List as announced today by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
Holloway is ranked in the top five in four major categories in the Atlantic 10 Conference: scoring, assists, steals and free throw percentage. He is averaging 20.7 ppg. (first in the Atlantic 10 and 14th in the nation), 4.8 rpg., 5.0 apg. (second in the A-10 and 48th in the nation) and 1.6 spg. (fifth in the A-10), while leading the A-10 and ranking 45th in the nation in free throw percentage (87.3 percent, including hitting 39 of his last 40 free throw attempts). He is the only player in the top five in the A-10 in scoring and assists. He is actually in the top two in both categories.
Xavier, 17-6 overall and 8-1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference, has won nine of its last 10 games. XU plays Sunday at 2 p.m. at Duquesne, which shares first place in the A-10 with Xavier at 8-1.