Thursday, January 28, 2016

Former St. Catharine Forward Xavier Keeling is Headed to Iraq

Former St. Catharine College forward Xavier Keeling is headed to Iraq.

Keeling has signed with Al Nift Baghdad in Iraq's Superleague.

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Al Nift Baghdad (Superleague) landed 28-year old American forward Xavier Keeling (201-104kg-88, college: St.Catharine). He played in the summer at Regatas in Peruvian LBL league. In three Liga Sudamericana games he averaged 14.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. The last season Keeling played at Al Shurtah.

He ended the previous (13-14) season at Al Fateh (SBL) in Saudi Arabian league. He helped them to win the league title. But the most of that year Keeling spent at Al Kahraba. In 9 games he had very impressive stats: 28.4ppg, 7.0rpg and 8.0apg in 2013-14 season.

Among other achievements Keeling received Iraqi League All-Defensive Team award in 2014.

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