The offseason acquisition educate has eventually manufactured a prevent at Xavier.
It is been a thirty day period due to the fact the Musketeers finished last season by successful the Countrywide Invitation Match championship, and many have puzzled when new head coach Sean Miller would dip into the transfer portal waters to assistance bolster upcoming season’s roster.
UTEP guard Souley Boum introduced Monday that he is becoming a member of the Musketeers as a graduate transfer with a single 12 months of eligibility remaining.
With the reduction of Paul Scruggs and Nate Johnson, and Dwon Odom transferring to Georgia Point out, Xavier was in need of some assist at the guard situation and it appears they’ve found it in the 6-foot-3 Boum.
Boum, who begun in 28 games and averaged approximately 37 minutes for every game very last period, led UTEP in scoring with 19.9 details per activity, which rated 23rd nationally in Division I. Boum shot 41% from the discipline, 37% from beyond the arc (64-174) and 85% from the foul line.
Boum was also 1 of the best players in the nation last time at getting to the free of charge-throw line and changing after he bought there.
Boum’s 172 designed cost-free throws ranked eighth nationally and his 203 no cost-throw attempts ranked 22nd in the region.
Xavier’s backcourt now is made up of Boum, Adam Kunkel, KyKy Tandy, incoming freshmen position guard Desmond Claude and shooting guard Kam Craf, and when he is more of a wing, Colby Jones showed the ability to perform some stage guard very last period in addition to the ahead place.
As it stands now, Xavier has 12 scholarship gamers on future season’s roster. The Musketeers are authorized 13, so they could continue to add 1 much more participant.