Player Preview 2022: Is Kam Craft the answer to Xavier’s shooting problems?


Rather than a full on preview for each player on the roster this year we will be attempting to focus on one question that will determine how the player might fit on the team. The questions aren’t designed to carry either a positive or negative connotation, just really suss out how the roster is built. We’ll start with the freshman and build on to the players everyone knows. 3-21, 5-30, 3-17, 4-20, 4-20, 3-15. Famous early calendar dates? Guardians batting lines with runners in scoring position this postseason? Odds on a British Prime Minister lasting a full year? No, this is a listing of the times Xavier shot 20% or below behind the arc last season. The Musketeers shot below 30% in 19 of their 36 games last season. For the year they were at a horrid 32.2% mark. That’s not bad coaching or game planning, that’s just atrocious shooting. Into that gap yawning chasm steps the first member of Xavier’s 2022 recruiting class. Kam Craft is a willowy 6-6 guard out of Illinois who transferred to the Skill Factory in Atlanta to finish his HS career. Craft wasn’t ranked by any service in his junior year, but shot up to being a top 100 as his final year in high school finished.