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Former basketball star Tu Holloway headlines XU Hall of Fame class

Former basketball star Tu Holloway headlines XU Hall of Fame class (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Xavier University announced the 2017-18 Xavier Athletic Hall of Fame Class, an impressive five-member group that covers five decades of Xavier athletic success and four different sports. This year’s class, which will be inducted in December, includes former basketball standouts Terrell “Tu” Holloway and Rashid Abdul-Rahim, known during his XU playing days as Nick Daniels. Football’s Michael Conaton, volleyball’s Jill Hampton and rifle’s Matt Bykowski round out the impressive five-member class that will bring Xavier’s Hall of Fame ranks to 133.

The induction dinner is slated for the evening of Friday, Dec. 8 at Cintas Center. The class will also be honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game vs. Colorado on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Cintas Center. Details and reservation information for the induction dinner will be announced at a later date.

Terrell “Tu” Holloway (’12) put up some gaudy individual numbers and earned All-America honors during his four-year Xavier career but the best way to describe him can be summed up in one word: Winner. Holloway left a legacy as one of the best clutch performers in the history of Xavier basketball, a trait that showed up even more in the biggest games on the schedule.

Individually, Holloway scored 1,833 career points, which ranks sixth on XU's all-time scoring list and dished off 550 career assists, which is third on XU's all-time list. He dished off 100 or more assists and led the team in assists in three straight seasons. His career free throw percentage of 85.2 percent is a school record, breaking the XU record previously held by XU Hall of Famer Joe Geiger since 1964. Holloway’s teams won 100 games in four seasons, while making four NCAA Tournament appearances, including three Sweet 16s. He also led Xavier to three Atlantic 10 Conference Regular Season Championships.

As a senior, Holloway earned a spot on the 2011-12 Lute Olson All-America Team (CollegeInsider.com), his second straight year on that team, NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) All-District 4 First Team and Atlantic 10 Conference First Team for the second straight year. He led the team in scoring at 17.5 ppg. (second in the A-10) assists (fourth in the A-10 at 4.9 apg.) and steals (eighth in the A-10 at 1.5 spg.). Holloway’s list of accolades during his junior year were even more impressive, being named 2010-11 Third Team Associated Press All-American and also 2010-11 Third Team All-American by Sporting News, Basketball Times, SI.com, CBSSports.com and FOXSports.com. He was the 2011 Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year and member of the A-10 All-Defensive Team while ranking second in the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 19.7 ppg. and first in the A-10 in assists at 5.4 apg. He pumped in a career-high 33 points in the win at Richmond and recorded two triple-doubles as a junior, the only XU player on record with more than one career triple-double.

Holloway, who was named to the 2016 NBA Development League All-Star Game, has been playing professional basketball overseas for most of the time since his graduation.

For more info on the class, click HERE.

Information courtesy Xavier Univ Athletics

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