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Xavier’s 2020 class taking shape

Travis Steele doesn’t let little things like being on the other side of the world keep him from sealing deals.

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The cold truth of college basketball that one season cannot be celebrated or mourned before the next is already in motion. To the more well informed, one season is not even underway before the next appears, half formed, floating over the horizon. To that end, Travis Steele is both shaping his current team into one that it looks like will once again be at the sharp end of the Big East while at the same time forming the incoming 2020 roster.

Dwan Odom remains the big piece of the 2020 puzzle. Odom is a 6-3 guard who can already score at all levels and was covered by many other high major programs. Odom is currently 76th is ESPN's top 100 of the 2020 class and figures to be the heir apparent, along with KyKy Tandy, to the Scruggs/Goodin guard axis.

CJ Wilcher is another four star who stands somewhere between 6-4 and 6-6 depending on who you ask. What Wilcher brings to the class is shooting. He figures to be a great compliment to Odom and Tandy as someone who can stretch the floor and handle the ball well in his own right. 39% behind the arc for a high volume HS shooter is nothing to sneeze at. Oh, and Wilcher turned down UC to sign for X.

Finally, this week brought Colby Jones into the fold. That addition took the Musketeers class to #2 in the nation per Evan Daniels. While Jones is another guard, he's easily 6-6 and was quoted by 247Sports as seeing himself in the Naji Marshall mold. Those are big shoes to fill, especially given the form Marshall flashed in Spain. In comparing themselves to the best playes on the team, it's clear that Xavier's 2020 class doesn't see many limits on what they can accomplish.