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Xavier Men's Basketball Recruiting News

All the news that is news regarding who Xavier is recruiting and who is going to end up on campus.

Desmond Claude is a great fit for Xavier

The 6'5" point guard slots in neatly with Xavier's existing and incoming personnel.

Xavier opens its 2022 class with 6'6" SG Kam Craft

The guard out of Illinois had a host of high-major offers, but Xavier won out.

History shows Travis Steele is in a uniquely difficult position

The last Musketeer coaching transition had a buffer of incoming talent to make up for the recruiting gap; without it, Steele has to to hit home runs on the trail immediately.

Xavier signee KyKy Tandy baptized a 7'2" dude last night

Coming to a Cintas Center near you very soon.

Xavier lands commitment from four-star 2019 big man Zach Freemantle

Travis Steele and his staff continue to burn up the recruiting trail to reload Xavier's roster.

Four-star 2020 PG Dwan Odom commits to Xavier

Odom is Xavier's first player out of the class.

Xavier releases 2018 SG commit Keonte Kennedy

The three-star guard will reopen his recruitment effective immediately

Updating the Xavier scholarship chart

We haven’t done this in a while, so let’s sort through the long-term picture for the Muskies.

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.

(Old) Xavier recruiting news, part 2

Xavier is going to be losing some serious firepower after this season. Meet the guys who will replace them on the roster.

(Old) Xavier recruiting news, part 1

Let’s get caught up from where we left things. First, some missing dudes.

Xavier interested in Miami (OH) transfer PG Michael Weathers

Weathers had an outstanding freshman year and is looking to step up in competition.

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2017 big man Kentrevious Jones commits to Xavier

Jones is a 6'11", 285-pound big man out of Georgia who will fill the hole left by the departures of Gaston next year and Ekiyor this offseason. He's currently a three-star recruit with the potential to grow to fill a big role in the middle for X.

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Five-star Xavier target Kris Wilkes sets visits

Wilkes will be on campus Oct. 28-30, right on the cusp of the season's beginning. Wilkes is rumored to be interested in playing college ball with four-star guard Paul Scruggs, who is rumored to favor Xavier over Indiana and UConn right now. Rumors and speculation abound. I wish the season would start already.

Xavier sets home visit with Kris Wilkes

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Four-star 2017 forward Justin Smith to visit Xavier

As you can see, the competition for Smith is of a high level. He's a 6'7" power forward in the mold that a lot of teams are moving towards, focus more on positional flexibility than pure size. He's all pace and power in the open floor, and he finishes above the rim if he gets a path. His jumper is accurate if he has time to set his feet beyond the arc. Smith works hard at both ends; it's no mystery why so many top teams are in on him.

2017 five-star wing Kris Wilkes cuts list to 11, includes Xavier

Xavier has a really good class coming together in 2017, but Wilkes would be the star.

Four-star 2017 G Naji Marshall commits to Xavier

Welcome to X, Naji!

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Four-star 2017 G Paul Scruggs to visit Xavier next week

Scruggs is one of the top players in the 2017 class, and Xavier has been on him hard. He is a strong, physical guard who slashes and scores well. He's not a great shooter, but he has a great frame and uses it well. The 2017 class could be a monster for X.

Xavier '17 priority target Naji Marshall cuts list

Marshall seems primed to pull the trigger very soon.

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Xavier offers 2018 PG Kihei Clark

Clark is 5'9", but he has exceptional quickness and court vision. He gets to the middle of the defense well and makes his teammates better with his distribution. Other than his size, strength and a consistent jumper are areas of weakness for him right now.

Xavier adds Florida A&M transfer Malcom Bernard

Immediately eligible 6'6" guard Malcolm Bernard joins Xavier, where he'll be a valuable defensive asset and a depth option on the wings.

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Xavier offers 2018 big man Kentrevious Jones

Jones is a 6'10", 265-pound center out of Macon, Ga. His size alone obviously makes him a force on the glass and in the paint, but he also has good footwork around the rim. NC State, Rutgers, and Texas Tech are among those also involved.

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Coach Mack watching 2017 guard Elias Harden

Harden is a 6'6", four-star guard. Auburn, Texas Tech, and Virginia Tech are all also involved.

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Xavier watching priority recruits Kris Wilkes and Paul Scruggs

The Musketeers staff is really going after the 2017 top 100 pair. Wilkes is a 6'6" or so small forward who does his best work in the lane and has an expanding face-up game. Scruggs is a tough, physical guard who can really make plays going to the rim and defends like a maniac. Either of these players would be a great add for X.

FAMU grad transfer Malcolm Bernard to visit Xavier

Bernard led the Rattlers in almost every major statistical category last year; is he right for X?

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Xavier going two deep on 2017 wings Kimani Lawrence and Jermaine Samuels

Xavier has Mack and Murray watching a pair of 2017 wings. The Muskies are clearly preparing to add some depth at the SF in the 2017 class.

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Xavier offers 2018 G AJ Reeves

Reeves is a 6'5" shooting guard out of Massachusetts with a ton of potential. He is a strong and athletic slasher who finishes really well around the rim. His jumper is solid and developing out beyond the arc. Providence, Louisville, UConn, and URI are among other programs that have offered.

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Xavier's Chris Mack prioritizing Nojel Eastern

Eastern is a bigger (6'6") guard who is kind of a combo more than a pure 1 or 2. His shooting from deep is intermittent, but he gets into the defense well and is a good playmaker. He's an ESPN 100 player with interest from top teams from the Big East, Big Ten, and Pac 12.

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Xavier watching 2017 wing Jordan Nwora

Hooray for the July evaluation period! Nwora is a big wing with interest literally from coast to coast, with everyone from UConn to USC pursuing his services.

Why should I care about July evaluation period?

Recruiting season is in full swing now. It's chaos.

Will Xavier chase Nebraska transfer Andrew White?

White has the talent to make Xavier a top five team. Is the juice worth the squeeze?


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