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Three out of four Xavier freshman are on campus now. Semaj Christon, James Farr and Jalen Reynolds have all moved in. The fourth, Myles Davis is expected to arrive shortly as well.

The word is all four will be good to go this coming year.

Also, when the freshman arrive, they get measurements taken.

Semaj was measured at 6'3

James Farr was measured at 6'10" and 230lbs.

Jalen Reynolds was measured at 6'9.5" with a wingspan of 7'5"!!!
 

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20 wins again. 20-17. We get the 20th win in the last game of the NCAA tournament against.....UMass, of course.
 

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We had a guy a couple of years ago in Larry Sanders who was 6'10.5" with a 7'5.5" wingspan. He left after 3 years and was drafted 15th overall in 2010 despite not exactly setting the world on fire his last season.

That kind of length will have Reynolds as a pro prospect if he can play even a little bit.
 

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For some reason people don't consider him a 5. HE IS A CENTER.
At what level? Yes, at X, I'm sure he'll see time at the center position. If he develops and ends up in the NBA some day, it will be as a power forward.

His natural position is a PF with the ability to step outside and knock down jump shots, like Andrew Nicholson.
 

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Re: Who are the top coaches in the A10? - Post # 47


He's right up there with Brad and Shaka.
How many of Mack's own guys were contributing?

He seems to get the big name classes, but the guys who did most of the scoring this year weren't his recruits, right?

I am not sold on Mack being in the highest echelon.

Recent results should count, but Mack will, for me, be made by his next three years rather than his first three years.
Indeed.

It is no secret that Xavier's unquestionable success over the past three years was largely attributable to Jordan Crawford, Tu Holloway, and Mark Lyons (and to a lesser extent, Kenny Frease) - all of whom were signed by Sean Miller.

Brad Redford is now the only remaining Muskie signed by Sean Miller.

Chris Mack's first recruit was senior Splinters Robinson.


2012-13 Xavier Musketeers Roster* . . . Xavier Musketeers 2011-12 Stats (Yahoo!)

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[b]                                                       2011-12    
     Player            Cl. Position       Ht.   Wt.    PPG  RPG

 1.  Redford, Brad     SR  Guard          6-1   182    3.2  0.7
 2.  Robinson, Jeff    SR  Forward        6-10  225    3.6  2.9
 3.  Taylor, Travis    SR  Forward        6-8   220    4.5  3.7

 4.  Philmore, Isaiah  JR  Forward        6-8   230    ---  ---

 5.  Davis, Dee        SO  Guard          6-0   160    1.9  0.6
 6.  Martin, Justin    SO  Forward        6-6   205    2.9  2.5
 7.  Wells, Dezmine    SO  Guard/Forward  6-5   215    9.8  4.9

 8.  Christon, Semaj   FR  Guard          6-3   182    ---  ---
 9.  Davis, Myles      FR  Guard          6-2   200    ---  --- 
10.  Farr, James       FR  Forward        6-9   222    ---  ---
11.  Reynolds, Jalen   FR  Forward        6-9   220    ---  ---[/b]
* Jay Canty, Joran Latham, and Griffin McKenzie were also signed by Chris Mack, but bombed out at Xavier.


Coach Chris Mack And His Staff Secure A Top 20 Recruiting Class (Xavier University - Nov. 11, 2009)

CINCINNATI --- Xavier University head basketball coach Chris Mack announced today that he has received four signed national letters of intent from young men who will be a part of the Xavier team beginning with the 2010-11 season, an impressive list of signees which earned Xavier a Top 20 Recruiting Class ranking by rivals.com and many other experts.

The signees include Jay Canty, a 6-5, 185-pound guard/forward from Oak Ridge (NC) Military Academy; Jordan Latham, a 6-8, 220-pound forward from City College High School in Baltimore, Md.; Justin Martin, a 6-7, 200-pound forward from Mountain State Academy in Beckley, W.Va.; Griffin McKenzie, a 6-9, 220-pound forward from Cincinnati’s Moeller High School.

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When the freshman arrive, they get measurements taken.

James Farr was measured at 6'10" and 230 lbs.
The poor lad shrunk:


James Farr (Rivals.com Profile - Updated April 2011)

Height: 6'8", Weight: 200 lbs. (BTW, nice "Offer" list.)​


James Farr (Official Xavier Profile - Updated July 2012)

Height: 6'9", Weight: 222 lbs.​

 

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Muddy, hasn't Shaka Smart and Chris Mack been head coaches at their respective schools for the exact same amount of time? (3 years) So if Mack isn't gonna get credit for 3 NCAA tourney bids, 2 A-10 championships and 2 Sweet 16's in 3 years, then clearly Shaka Smart can't get credit for the Final 4?

Indeed.

At least with Mud being back, all of our entertainment is back on this board.
 

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Muddy, hasn't Shaka Smart and Chris Mack been head coaches at their respective schools for the exact same amount of time? (3 years) So if Mack isn't gonna get credit for 3 NCAA tourney bids, 2 A-10 championships and 2 Sweet 16's in 3 years, then clearly Shaka Smart can't get credit for the Final 4?

Indeed.

At least with Mud being back, all of our entertainment is back on this board.
Muddy and logic don't mix too well. I think all that "Xavier envy" gets in the way of clear thinking.
 

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I hope 5 years from now Muddy is still holding his hat on the fact that the Canty/Latham/McKenzie/Martin class wasn't nearly as good as it was ranked.
 

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Xavier Musketeers 2012-13 Roster . . . Xavier Musketeers 2011-12 Stats (Yahoo!)

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[b]                                                       2011-12    
     Player            Cl. Position       Ht.   Wt.    PPG  RPG

 1.  Redford, Brad     SR  Guard          6-1   182    3.2  0.7
 2.  Robinson, Jeff    SR  Forward        6-10  225    3.6  2.9
 3.  Taylor, Travis    SR  Forward        6-8   220    4.5  3.7

 4.  Philmore, Isaiah  JR  Forward        6-8   230    ---  ---

 5.  Davis, Dee        SO  Guard          6-0   160    1.9  0.6
 6.  Martin, Justin    SO  Forward        6-6   205    2.9  2.5
 7.  Wells, Dezmine    SO  Guard/Forward  6-5   215    9.8  4.9

 8.  Christon, Semaj   FR  Guard          6-3   182    ---  ---
 9.  Davis, Myles      FR  Guard          6-2   200    ---  --- 
10.  Farr, James       FR  Forward        6-9   222    ---  ---
11.  Reynolds, Jalen   FR  Forward        6-9   220    ---  ---[/b]
I’m have a bit of difficulty figuring out Xavier’s Depth Chart for the 2012-13 season.

For the sake of discussion, perhaps some of you Musketeers might post your own thoughts about this.


Possible Depth Chart (Position: starter, first off the bench at each position.)

C: Jeff Robinson, Jalen Reynolds, and James Farr.

PF: Isaiah Philmore, Travis Taylor, and James Farr.

SF: Justin Martin, Dezmine Wells, and Travis Taylor.

SG: Dezmine Wells, Brad Redford, and Myles Davis.

PG: Semaj Chrison, Dee Davis.​


Muddy’s Observations:

(1) Idealy, Wells would start at SF because of his great athleticism and proven ability to rebound (which Xavier really needs up front), but that would leave Redford as the starting SG, and I think that a starting line-up with Martin and Wells is stronger than a starting line-up with Wells and Redford.

(2) I expect that Wells will play both wing positions in most games and lead the Musketeers in minutes played and scoring.

(3) From what I have read about Philmore, he appears to have the edge over Taylor.

(4) If Christon is not better than Davis, the Muskies are in big trouble.

(5) Based on Farr’s performances at Maine Central Institute (low scorer; stats unknown) and in the Deveroes League (about 6 ppg), I don’t see him getting much court time this season other than mop-up minutes, unless another Xavier big man is injured (which hopefully will not happen).

(6) Dez Wells certainly has All Atlantic 10 Team potential, but it hard to see where the scoring and rebounding against better opponents will come from after the departures of Tu Holloway, Mark Lyons, Kenny Frease, and Andre Walker.

(7) On paper, this season’s team looks thinner than any Musketeers’ Roster in recent memory.

 
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Yeah, but Jalen Reynolds spent last season on the bench at Brewster Academy, so he didn't get much game experience during his year at prep school in Hew Hampshire.

Consequently, I was forced to picked ol' Splinters as Xavier's starting center this season.

Also, Robinson and Reynolds are a lot better than Farr.




 

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Yeah, but Jalen Reynolds spent last season on the bench at Brewster Academy, so he didn't get much game experience during his year at prep school in Hew Hampshire.

Consequently, I was forced to picked ol' Splinters as Xavier's starting center this season.

Also, Robinson and Reynolds are a lot better than Farr.

Quit spewing your BS. You have NO idea what you are talking about.
 

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Muddy Waters;6920485(5) Based on Farr’s performances at Maine Central Institute (low scorer; stats unknown) and in the Deveroes League (about 6 ppg) said:

Why do you morons always badmouth the Summer League and then quote stats from it? Farr did fine in the Summer League doing exactly what we want from him - REBOUNDS- about 15-16 a game sometimes. Oh, you forgot to mention that? I look for Semaj to be named the MVP or close to it. It was fun, play time for the the X guys. Dez just toyed with people knowing nobody could stop him, even with just getting back to work after the foot injury in the, you know, Sweet 16. Oh, take back that last part. You don't know.
 
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