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3-Star big man Kachi Nzeh commits to Xavier

NCAA Second Round: Ohio State v Xavier Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

First from the man himself:

Nzeh is a versatile 4 out of The George School in Newtown, PA, who picked Xavier over Iowa, St. Louis, and VCU, although he had also received offers from fellow Big East programs Creighton and Seton Hall. Nzeh is currently listed at 6’9” 220, so the length is there to be someone who can grow into a useful piece on a Big East roster. Unlike Xavier’s other three 2023 commits, Nzeh is rated at a 3-star prospect and is not ranked in the top 100 by any recruiting service. Still, with Green, Ducharme, and Swain all figuring to be in the mix for early playing time depending on how Xavier’s roster changes between now and next season, having a player developing behind what could potentially still be a somewhat crowded frontcourt for Xavier is by no means a bad thing.

Nzeh’s calling card on the court is his energy, rebounding, and ability to guard multiple positions. He is clearly regarded as more of a work in progress that his more heralded classmates, but his commitment to improving and clear investment in being a good teammate set him up well to be someone who follows a path well trod by Xavier bigs like Jason Love, James Farr, and countless others who carved out a meaningful 4 year career after coming in as a freshman with a smaller role.

What remains to be seen is if Xavier’s coaching staff still intends to add further to their now 4 man class or stand pat anticipating roster movement before next season. All indications seem to be that this will be it as far as freshmen in the 2023 class, but with the hot streak Sean Miller and his staff have been on this summer, anything could happen.