Remy Abell – 6-4 senior guard who transferred from Indiana University after his sophomore year. Abell is from Louisville, Kentucky and attended Eastern High School. He sat out the 2013-2014 basketball season due to NCAA rules, but will have two years of eligibility starting in the 2014-2015 season. Mack’s thoughts on Abell, “Remy is competitive, a proven shooter and a lock down defender in the backcourt. I’m confident our fans will enjoy his time at Xavier beginning with the 2014-15 season.”
Larry Austin Jr. – 6-2 sophomore guard from Springfield, Illinois. Austin is ranked by ESPN as the No. 24 Freshman PG in the country and a member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team. Mack’s thoughts on Austin, “Larry is a very tough-minded, charismatic leader at the point guard position. He is a competitor on both ends of the floor…Larry is known for his toughness and will be a great fit for our program.”
Trevon Bluiett – 6-6 sophomore forward from Indianapolis, Indiana. Bluiett attended Park Tudor High School, where he set the school record in points (2,568). His 2,568 points ranks sixth all-time in Indiana. Bluiett is ranked by ESPN as the No. 4 shooter and the No. 13 forward in the 2014 class. Mack says about Bluiett, “Trevon Bluiett is a highly talented wing who has an understanding of the game beyond his years. He is old school with his work ethic, his ability to create a shot and his understanding of how to use his body to create space. He’s the consummate winner. Trevon has won two state championships and has his eyes set on a third for Park Tudor.”
Kevin Coker – 6-6 junior forward from Plainfield, Illinois. Coker is a second year walk-on who has seen minutes both his freshman and sophomore year. He made his debut against Fairfield Dickinson.
Myles Davis – 6-2 junior guard from Plainfield, New Jersey. Davis is known as the Musketeers three-point specialist. Last year, Davis made 41 threes in 34 games and was one of 26 players added to the 2013-2014 Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America team. Davis also won Big East Rookie of the Week last year. Mack says of Davis, “Myles is an excellent shooter and plays the game with extreme confidence. He is more than just a shooter…he plays the game with a passion.”
He’s got some great interview skills too:
James Farr – 6-9 senior forward from Evanston, Illinois. Farr only played 42 minutes as a freshman but showed improvement in his 2nd year as a sophomore. Last year, Farr averaged 4.6 ppg and 3.9 rpg while shooting at an impressive 51.6 percent from the field.
Makinde London – 6-10 sophomore forward from Nashville, Tennessee. London is an extremely talented big man who can plays like a guard. He attended Montverde Academy, where he averaged 5.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks per game as a senior. His team went 28-0 beating Oak Hill in the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Invitational which aired on ESPN. London is a 4 star recruit ranked as the No. 83 prospect in the country by rivals.com. Mack says about London,”Makinde London has so much potential and playing against the best high school players in the country every day in practice at Montverde will begin to turn that potential into production. Makinde is a hybrid forward capable of changing the game at both ends of the floor. He is 6-9, can handle, pass and shoot the ball and can impact the game above the rim.”
J.P. Macura – 6-5 sophomore guard from Lakeville, Minnesota. Macura was named to the 2014 AP First Team All-State Selection and was one of five finalists for Mr. Basketball in Minnesota. Macura lead his team to a state championship averaging 32.2 points and 6.5 rebounds a game, shooting 56.5 percent from the field, and 81.1 percent from the free-throw line. Macura is a 4 star recruit who was ranked among the top ten shooters in the class of 2014 by FOXSports.com. Mack says about Macura, “J.P. Macura is fearless. He has a confidence on offense that’s difficult to instill. He can shoot with anyone in the country. He has great length and his IQ for the game is high level. His skill set allows him to make the right play as he can shoot it, pass it and handle the basketball. JP’s a gym rat. Every time our staff reaches out to him he’s working out, shooting at his local health club or playing in an open gym.”
Sean O’mara – 6-9 sophomore forward from Lisle, Illinois. O’mara is a tough and skilled post player from the Chicago area. He was named First Team All-State and averaged 23 pts and 13 rebs in HS. He is ranked as a 3 recruit and the No. 36 center in the class by ESPN. Mack says about O’Mara, “Sean O’Mara is a tough kid, and a winner. He loves contact and is one of the most physical seniors in the country. Sean is an excellent passer and possesses a great feel for the game at 6-9. He loves the low post and is extremely efficient with his footwork and ability to score in traffic. He rebounds, defends and plays team basketball.”
Jalen Reynolds – 6-9 junior forward from Detroit, Michigan. In his game against St. John’s, he record 17 pts and 16 rebs. Derrick Brown and Brian Grant are the only two other players to record 16 rebounds as a freshman. Reynolds is an explosive player who plays with a lot of passion. Mack says about Reynolds, “Jalen is an explosive finisher who can rebound the ball at a very high level. His commitment level to our program has never wavered. He plays with a huge chip on his shoulder and backs down to no one.”
Tim Stainbrook – 6-5 Sophomore forward from Bay Village, Ohio. Tim is the younger brother of Matt Stainbrook. He is a second year walk-on who played in seven games last year as a freshman.
Edmond Sumner – 6-4 sophomore guard from Detroit, Michigan. Sumner is an explosive combo guard who averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.9 steals per game as a hs senior while shooting 50 percent from the field. He was a McDonald’s All-American candidate and was in the running for Michigan’s Mr. Basketball. He is ranked as a 4 star recruit and the No. 17 point guard in the 2014 class by ESPN. Mack says about Sumner, “Edmond Sumner is a multi-faceted guard who can play on and off the ball. He is explosive, sees plays develop and can shoot from the outside.”
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