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What to make of Xavier’s rosy 2021-22 projection

What to make of Xavier’s rosy 2021-22 projection

Adam Kunkel is projected to have many reasons to smile next year. | Photo by Mitchell Layton/ The first metrics site to release projections for next season is very high on the Musketeers. One of our favorite stat gurus here at Banners is Bart Torvik. The Torvik rankings have appeared alongside Ken Pomeroy’s eponymous KenPom as one of the best measures of a college basketball team and one of the better ways to project an NCAA tournament field as the season goes along. Torvik starts to put data into the next season’s projections as soon as the previous season ends. As...
Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team among 2021 Preseason NIT headliners, per report

Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team among 2021 Preseason NIT headliners, per report

ESPN Events indicates that the Preseason NIT - also known as the NIT Season Tip-Off - will take place Nov. 24 and 26 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.       
It's all on Travis Steele now

It's all on Travis Steele now

Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer via Imagn Content Services, LLC Xavier basketball has been through the wilderness a bit in the past three years. It's all lining up for a make or break year for the program - and its head man. It wasn't that long ago that you could find reasonable people opining on social media that Xavier was a program in crisis. Having missed the last two NCAA tournaments through disappointing ends to seasons, Xavier was at a pivotal point. Vital pieces Nate Johnson and Paul Scruggs were still in limbo, pondering - or at least not having announced - the...
Xavier guard Kyky Tandy has removed his name from the transfer portal

Xavier guard Kyky Tandy has removed his name from the transfer portal

Albert Cesare / The Enquirer via Imagn Content Services, LLC The mercurial scorer struggled to find his feet last year, but Tandy has chosen to stay where the grass is greenest. First, the news: JUST IN: KyKy Tandy is leaving the transfer portal and returning to #Xavier, said Travis Steele.— Adam Baum (@AdamJBaum) April 9, 2021 This is not superficially seismic news. Kyky Tandy shot 36% from three last year and averaged 6.6 PPG overall. After starting the year hot, he got shuffled to the back of the rotation in Big East play, averaging just 8.8 MPG in conference...
Cincinnati Enquirer Apr 9, 2021
KyKy Tandy leaves transfer portal, will return to Xavier men's basketball team

KyKy Tandy leaves transfer portal, will return to Xavier men's basketball team

KyKy Tandy's returning to Xavier University's men's basketball team, head coach Travis Steele told The Enquirer Friday afternoon.       
Xavier adds big man Jack Nunge

Xavier adds big man Jack Nunge

Lots of this, please. | Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports Xavier added what they need, a big who can defend and rebound. First off, the announcement: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jack Nunge (@jnunge22) Jack Nunge seems to fit the bill for exactly what Xavier needs. He's a 6-11, 245 post man with at least two years of eligibility left who is not at all afraid to mix things up defensively and on the glass. In that, he represents the perfect foil to Xavier’s more finesse oriented forward Zach Freemantle. The question with...
Jason Carter to return to Ohio Bobcats after two seasons at Xavier, per report

Jason Carter to return to Ohio Bobcats after two seasons at Xavier, per report

Jason Carter started his college career at Ohio and reportedly will finish it in Athens.       
The underappreciated Jason Carter era has come to an end at Xavier

The underappreciated Jason Carter era has come to an end at Xavier

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Jason Carter is headed back to Ohio to finish out his academic and athletic career. First, the news: Xavier transfer Jason Carter is heading back to Ohio University, he told @stadium. Played his first few seasons at Ohio U. before spending the last two for the Musketeers. Significant pickup for Jeff Boals and the staff.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 2, 2021 After two years at Xavier, Jason Carter is heading back to Ohio. He will go down in Xavier history - at least in my mind - as a guy who never quite got the recognition he...
Paul Scruggs will return for Xavier next season!

Paul Scruggs will return for Xavier next season!

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Xavier’s talisman will be back for one final go in the #1. First from the man himself: I’m back!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/e8rxiJCEM8— Paul Scruggs ᵒVᵒ (@the1paulscruggs) April 2, 2021 With this news, a Xavier team what was looking thin with the departures of Tandy, Ramsey, Griffin, Wilcher, and Carter is suddenly set to return 7 of their top 8 in points per game and add a pair of well thought of recruits sown low, to say nothing of the potential for incoming transfers to further bolster the rotation. This move likely puts...
Banners On The Parkway Mar 25, 2021
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports As college basketball spins wildly, Xavier fans wait for a move Hurry up and wait. Xavier Nation has had some ups and downs this offseason. CJ Wilcher, Danny Ramsey, and Kyky Tandy are gone to the transfer portal. Bryan Griffin and Jason Carter joined them, but in a normal year both would have been done anyway. Nate Johnson has returned in what can only be seen as a huge boost to a team that destroyed Oklahoma with him and lost to Butler without him. Xavier’s incoming class hasn’t changed (yet) and is still comprised of Cesare Edwards...
Cincinnati Enquirer Mar 24, 2021
Xavier senior Jason Carter enters the transfer portal

Xavier senior Jason Carter enters the transfer portal

Xavier senior forward Jason Carter entered the transfer portal on Wednesday.       
Banners On The Parkway Mar 24, 2021
Xavier forward Jason Carter has entered the transfer portal

Xavier forward Jason Carter has entered the transfer portal

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Carter was a lightning rod for Xavier fans this year, but he filled a role the coaches found vital. First, the news: Xavier forward Jason Carter has entered the transfer portal. A grad transfer, Carter will already have his Master's degree this spring. I'm told Carter wants to see what opportunities might be out there, and he's still deciding if he'll continue his playing career.— Adam Baum (@AdamJBaum) March 24, 2021 It's hard to know what to say to you if you didn't see this one coming. Carter struggled at times this year,...
Banners On The Parkway Mar 19, 2021
Xavier guard CJ Wilcher is in the transfer portal

Xavier guard CJ Wilcher is in the transfer portal

This is a hurter. First, the news: Xavier G C.J. Wilcher (FR) has entered the transfer portal. https://t.co/7SDsmtil6K— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) March 19, 2021 I hate this. CJ Wilcher didn't have an overtly eye-catching stat line - he averaged 3.3 and 1.1. in 10 minutes per game - but I loved the way he played and the potential he showed. Perhaps the most illuminating stretch of play this season was when Travis Steele started him against Marquette opposite Dawson Garcia. Wilcher was giving up 6 inches and 40 pounds to Garcia, but Garcia wanted no part of him...
Cincinnati Enquirer Mar 16, 2021
Nate Johnson announces he will return to Xavier Musketeers basketball next season

Nate Johnson announces he will return to Xavier Musketeers basketball next season

After losing two players to the transfer portal in the past two days, a little good news arrived on Tuesday for Xavier's men's basketball team.       
Banners On The Parkway Mar 16, 2021
Nate Johnson will be back at Xavier next season

Nate Johnson will be back at Xavier next season

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Xavier's sniper's season got cut off through injury this year; he's coming back to finish what he started next year. First, the news: #Lastride ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/dDUKTqhUuz— ⚡️Nate Johnson⚡️ (@natejohnson_10) March 16, 2021 How's that for some good news!? Xavier with a healthy Nate Johnson was an entirely different beast this year. Before losing his season to some weirdly unspecified leg injury, he was canning about half his three-point attempts and providing much-needed floor spacing for the Muskies. When his...

Musketeers Player News

  • KyKy Tandy

    KyKy Tandy

    Xavier guard Kyky Tandy has removed his name from the transfer portal

  • Jason Carter

    Jason Carter

    Jason Carter to return to Ohio Bobcats after two seasons at Xavier, per report

  • Nate Johnson

    Nate Johnson

    It's all on Travis Steele now

  • Paul Scruggs

    Paul Scruggs

    It's all on Travis Steele now

  • C.J. Wilcher

    C.J. Wilcher

    Xavier guard CJ Wilcher is in the transfer portal

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