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Class of 2016 Xavier commits Tyrique Jones and Quentin Goodin nominated to McDonald's All-American teams

Congratulations to both of these guys!

It basically goes like this:

Goodin is a 6'4", four-star senior guard out of Taylor County, Ky. who has been putting up big numbers in his final high school campaign. He's second in the state right now averaging 28.9 PPG, and he has been drawing raves for his athletic ability and powerful finishing around the rim. Goodin had offers from Butler, UC, Louisville, and most of the Big Ten that he turned down to sign with X.

Tyrique Jones is a 6'9", 245-pound monster in the middle for Vermont Academy. He is an explosive dunker that calls to mind Jalen Reynolds, and he has garnered a lot of attention for his abuse of the rims in gyms all over New England. UConn, Kansas State, VCU, and UC had all made offers, but Xavier beat them all for Jones's signature.

The full list of McDonald's All-American nominees can be found here. Xavier hasn't traditionally built a program off of these high-profile recruits, but Edmond Sumner was one. That seems to be working out okay.