Saturday, October 15, 2016

Former XULA Rush standout Erves signs with Polish pro team

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana graduate Denzell Erves has signed a professional basketball contract with PGE Turow Zgorzelec of Poland.

This will be the fourth pro season for Erves, who averaged 22.7 points per game this past season for Soavegel Francavilla in Italian Serie C Silver, according to the website     

Erves, from Vicksburg, Miss., and a graduate of Vicksburg High School, played for XULA as a 6-foot-7 forward from 2009-13. He was third-team NAIA Division I All-America his senior year and averaged 13.7 points and 9.3 rebounds that season. Erves is XULA's career leader with 132 blocked shots and No. 4 with 762 rebounds. He scored 1,031 career points.

Erves was All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference his senior and junior seasons and was a six-time GCAC Player of the Week. lists Erves' height as 6-9.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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