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    More 2012 Recruits?

    I admit to not keeping up with the recruiting wars on a regular basis. It seems to me that we are still mulling over some potential 2012 guys.

    I thought our class was full? Does continued interest maybe indicate some current players on the roster have decided (or we have decided) they are not returning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulxu View Post
    I admit to not keeping up with the recruiting wars on a regular basis. It seems to me that we are still mulling over some potential 2012 guys.

    I thought our class was full? Does continued interest maybe indicate some current players on the roster have decided (or we have decided) they are not returning?
    I think that's a safe guess. Lyons is a senior and might call it a career at X, Redford is a senior that could do the same (although I think he'll be back) and many have mentioned that J-Mart just seems very unhappy. Add that there's always speculation around Griff. So it's likely we'll have at least one more spot open. But, honestly, I couldn't say exactly where that opening comes from...although I'm sure the staff already has an idea.

    I wish we were still in on Jakarr Sampson, but it seems like we're no longer in the mix. He would be a great addition to play SF and he would also have the size to sometimes give you a stretch 4. He is also familiar with Reynolds and Christon from Brewster.

    I also saw us linked to Aaron Ross (SF/PF) and, of course, we're always in the Torian Graham discussion.

    (And maybe Sim decides to transfer to X and, being that he didn't play this year, I'm assuming he wouldn't have to sit out next year! Hey, anything's possible. :D)

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    I thought the same thing. Does anyone know what the deal is with that? I mean, he is a "normal student," so therefore should just be able to transfer in at Xavier with no problems, correct? Anyone more versed on this mumbo-jumbo than myself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xman95 View Post
    (And maybe Sim decides to transfer to X and, being that he didn't play this year, I'm assuming he wouldn't have to sit out next year! Hey, anything's possible. :D)
    Exactly. Hell, maybe Shabaz Muhammad (sp?) will decide he likes the idea of tough guys in the locker room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulxu View Post
    Exactly. Hell, maybe Shabaz Muhammad (sp?) will decide he likes the idea of tough guys in the locker room.
    Now you're talking!

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    Let's not screw around. We need a center. Go get the Nerlens guy...he re-classified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulxu View Post
    Let's not screw around. We need a center. Go get the Nerlens guy...he re-classified.
    I would fall out of whatever chair I was sitting in at the time if Nerlens Noel committed to X.

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    Assuming two more spots open up (maybe a transfer, maybe a player doesn't return for a 5th year, whatever...), I would still love to see Jakarr Sampson on this team. Granted, we have Dez who can play the 3, but I think he's very capable of moving to SG and, by the time his X career is over, I think that's going to be the best spot for him. Here's a possible rotation if we landed Sampson or another SF:

    PG: Davis, Christon, Davis
    SG: Redford, Davis, Wells
    SF: Wells, Sampson, Martin
    PF: Martin, Taylor, Reynolds, Farr
    C: Robinson, McKenzie, Reynolds

    I'm sticking Martin at PF simply because I don't want to put a frosh starting there and I don't think Taylor has shown he can start at the 4 yet. If you look at that projection you can figure out who I don't think will return. If any of the above decide to leave, it would leave the door open for another recruit, possibly a PF or C.

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    The Sampson recruitment is a long shot. He has offers from Kansas, Baylor, St.John's, and many more. He will have his pick, Xavier is recruiting him, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.

    Toran Graham is a more realistic option, but he still has to qualify, and is in a holding pattern until that happens.

    Xavier is also recruiting multiple bigs on the high school and JC level, and has offered a few.

    We are looking to fill two spots for sure.
    “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” -Michael Jordan

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    Quote Originally Posted by xufan02 View Post
    The Sampson recruitment is a long shot. He has offers from Kansas, Baylor, St.John's, and many more. He will have his pick, Xavier is recruiting him, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
    The odd thing with Sampson is that X was probably his choice before the academic issues forced his hand. If he's looking again and X is interested, why wouldn't they be right back at the top of the list? Of course I think Kelsey was the one who had the relationship with Jakarr and his family so, with Pat no longer on staff, maybe that's why it's not a great fit now.

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