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The Xavier Musketeers have chosen to reveal a new uniform a piece at a time. And, because there are plenty of them, they have led into it with a series of video clips of great Xavier moments.

These guys authored a couple of great moments
These guys authored a couple of great moments
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As the 2017-2018 season approaches and excitement builds (for everyone who isn't under FBI scrutiny), Xavier basketball has been building anticipation for the reveal of their uniforms for the upcoming campaign. The hype has been mostly through a series of video clips cataloging the tradition of excellence at Xavier, frequently coming at the expense of crosstown whipping boys UC.

The clips have covered a variety of memorable Xavier performances from a litany of former stars, dating back to the days of Byron Larkin...

to Kevin Frey...

they included a David West masterclass...

Lionel Chalmers hitting a dagger in the shootout and sparking an unforgettable run...

Jason Love dominating Florida in the paint...

Jordan Crawford torching Minnesota in the opening round of the 2012 tournament...

Dante Jackson and Brad Redford getting revenge on Pitt in the second round 2010 tournament...

Tu Holloway with his heroics in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2010 tournament...

Semaj Christon leading X into the Big East era...

Big Game James raining threes on UC (and letting them know about it)...

Remy Abell raining threes on Georgetown (and being comparatively stoic about it)...

Dee Davis hitting that shot against UC to give X the win...

Matt Stainbrook leading X into the Big East Tournament Final...

Ed ending Octavious Ellis as a intimidator in the lane...

Jalen Reynolds helping X past #1 Villanova...

Tre hitting a game winner against Seton Hall (on one good ankle)...

and Big Sean sending X to Elite Eight against Arizona...

Each clip is significant in the history of the program in some way or another, and each player represented has given us way more memories than can fit into a 35-50 second clip, but seeing some of the most important plays in X history is a reminder of where we have been as fans and where the guys who have come through X have been able to take this program. There might not have been a Final Four at the end of the road in any of these seasons, but these dudes made it a heck of a ride.