Chris Thomas, the Rivals No. 1 shooting guard in the Class of 2013, has committed to Xavier.
He will have three years of eligibility beginning in 2013.
“I think it came down to his relationship with Coach [Rasheen] Davis the past few years,” Chipola (Fla) College assistant Pat Blake told SNY.tv . “With all the moving around that Chris has done, I think Coach Davis had been the consistent presence and consistent coach in his life.
“To me, there wasn’t really ever another school in the picture.”
Thomas is currently at Chipola but he sat out this season after making previous stops in his home state of Colorado, Bowie (Md.) Princeton Day, Phoenix (Ariz.) Westwind Prep and South Kent (Conn.). He will suit up next season. To read more of this story, click here
Sean Miller wanted to defend his former guys at Xavier.
Instead, he ended up appearing to condone their bloody brawl Saturday with Cincinnati that left eight players on both teams suspended.
Now, the Arizona coach is backtracking. In a big way.
“I made comments following our win Saturday over Clemson regarding my former team, Xavier University,” he said in a statement. “These remarks were in response to a question as to whether I have been following Xavier’s on-the-court successes this season. My comments were directed toward my admiration of their on-the-court toughness and their respective approach to giving great effort as a team. To read more of this story, click here
The suspensions will take effect immediately and will be concurrent with the NCAA-standard one-game mandated suspensions that would be applied to Gates and Mbodj for ejections from the game for fighting. To read more of this story, click here
The game between No. 8 Xavier and crosstown rival Cincinnati was called with Xavier up 76-53 and 9.4 seconds left when the teams got into a full-fledged brawl on court and the referees called it.
After Xavier’s Tu Holloway jawed with the Cincinnati bench, a brawl ensued. Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates unloaded a punch to Xavier center Kenny Frease’s face, and Cincy big man Cheikh Mbodj later stomped on Frease’s head. Frease was left with a cut under his left eye and blood pouring out.
Count Xavier assistant Rasheen Davis among the top recruiters in the nation.
Davis is the man responsible for getting Dakari Johnson, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2014 according to The Hoop Scoop, on campus for a second time this weekend. The news was first reported by Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Xavier coach Chris Mack didn’t set up the schedule at the National Prep Showcase, but he might as well have.
Mack showed up on Saturday and got to watch all four Xavier pledges at the event in three successive games.
“It’s very convenient,” Mack told SNY.tv. “The fact that they play back-to-back-to-back, you’d almost think I coached the director into scheduling that way.”
Shooting guard Myles Davis played first on Saturday for Notre Dame Prep, followed by point guard Semaj Christon and power forward Jalen Reynolds of Brewster Academy, followed by power forward James Farr of Maine Central Institute. To read more of this story, click here