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Xavier lands commitment from 2019 combo guard Samari Curtis out of Xenia

Xavier adds a surprise commitment in the form of one of the top scoring guards in the class.

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First, Twitter proof:

I was hopeful that this was coming, but I didn’t think it was going to happen now, right now, this very minute.

Curtis is a 6’4”, 180-pound combo guard out of Xenia, Ohio. He’s primarily a scorer who can get the ball into the hoop from all three levels. He gets his feet set and gets his shot off quickly from deep as well as pulling up from mid-range. His skills as a distributor are growing, but he demonstrates good feel for the game.

A top-150 player nationally, Curtis is a three or four-star recruit, depending upon whom you ask. Xavier beat Ohio State, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Arizona to Curtis. He comes into the program with all the markers of someone who will be a very productive player for the Muskies.

Roster wise, he’ll rock up as a freshman when Quentin Goodin is in his senior year. Curtis’s commitment, along with the presence of Q and Paul Scruggs and the imminent arrival of Keonte Kennedy, gives Xavier a big-bodied guard in four straight classes. It’s hard to compete on the national level with guards who can get bullied out of the game. Chris Mack seems to have shored that up for the foreseeable future.