Xavier Musketeers make final list for 2 NCAA transfer portal targets

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Michigan guard Kobe Bufkin (2) tries to block a shot from Toledo guard Dante Maddox Jr. (21) during the first half of the first round of the NIT at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

The NCAA transfer portal is on fire right now with over 700 college basketball players searching for a new opportunity elsewhere.

From the Xavier perspective, the Musketeers lost seven scholarship players to the transfer portal, along with walk-on Brad Colbert. Since freshman Lazar Djokovic entered the portal March 28, Xavier’s roster rebuild following a 16-18 season has been quiet.

Xavier’s added just one player via the portal so far in Furman guard Marcus Foster. Could that be changing soon? Xavier has reached out to several portal prospects. According to reports, Xavier has made the final lists for a pair of targets looking for a new school.

Dante Maddox Jr.

According to Sam Kayser of 24/7 High School Hoops, Maddox, a 6-foot-2 guard from Toledo, has Xavier among his final eight schools along with Louisville, Creighton, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, TCU and Michigan.

NEWS: Toledo transfer Dante Maddox Jr. (@Dante21x) tells me he’s down to eight schools. Here are the programs he’s considering:

Louisville
Creighton
Oklahoma
Xavier
Illinois
Kansas
TCU
Michigan

He averaged 15.6PPG, 4.3RPG, 2.8APG and 1.4SPG this season. Was an All-MAC Second… pic.twitter.com/cP9Kcry8QU

— 24/7 High School Hoops (@247HSHoops) April 1, 2024

Maddox is tabbed by 247Sports as a four-star prospect in its transfer rankings and the 57th overall player in the portal. Maddox has one year of eligibility left after playing four seasons with two different schools. The Chicago Heights, Illinois native started his career at Cal State Fullerton, where he started 20 of 39 games and averaged 8.9 points per game.

Maddox transferred to Toledo prior to his junior season. He was a double-digit scorer in both seasons with the Rockets, including a career-high 15.6 points per game last season to lead the highest-scoring offense…

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Publish date : 2024-04-03 21:18:05

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