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Xavier has a sterling reputation as one of the best “mid-major” schools in the country alongside the likes of Gonzaga and VCU among others (you can’t really call those schools mid-major anymore though, especially Xavier in the Big East), but last year was rough for the Musketeers.
That being said, Chris Mack will have Xavier competing in the Big East quickly if he continues his recruiting momentum in the 2014 class. The Musketeers currently claim the No. 16 class behind three prospects and could land another one before signing day.
Makinde London is a talented power forward from Florida and is the headliner of the group. He is lengthy and athletic and can score in a number of different ways, including in transition. Combined with guards J.P. Macura and Edmond Sumner, London and his 2014 running mates will be very effective on the pick-and-roll.
Look for Xavier to be back challenging the big boys in March very soon.
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