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Xavier Simpson continues make a case for himself

Is he the kind of special that overrides being under 6' tall in a major conference?

Coach Mack contemplates recruiting decisions and his Chipotle order.
Coach Mack contemplates recruiting decisions and his Chipotle order.
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Okay, Simpson was possibly the best he has ever been, but how good was that? If I'm going to be convinced that a team with Edmond Sumner capable of running the point should be recruiting a 5'11" PG, he's going to have to have a really strong skill set.

Okay, that makes a pretty strong case. If you aren't convinced, just search Twitter for "Xavier Simpson" and watch everybody and his mum laud Simpson's savvy, court presence, and ability to run a team. The fact that he can also put the biscuit in the basket makes a pretty compelling case for him.

I know you recall our study of 6' and under guards in the Big East and the conclusions it drew. I know that guys like Kris Dunn, DSR, and even our own Edmond Sumner would theoretically tear up a much smaller guard. A player is going to have to have a special skill set to make it at 6' or under in this conference. Xavier Simpson might be just such a guy.

Shouts to RickBro for some highlights of Simpson looking mighty capable at Xavier's team camp.