Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Boals off the board

Jeff Boals, associate head coach at Akron, will be joining Thad Matta's staff at the Ohio State University. This move was predicated because Archie Miller will be joining his brother at Arizona. $ean has no recruiting ties to the west so this should be interesting. has also reported that Kyryl will not be eligible this upcoming season due to playing for a university in Ukraine. Bummer.

It has been confirmed that Travis Steele has been promoted to an assistant coach position on the Xavier staff. Brian Thornton will assume the Director of Basketball Operations role for the team. Brian is XU basketball's only Academic All American. He should be a great fit. The other two assistants hopefully will be announced today.

Finally it appears Kevin Parrom is 50/50 as of now on coming to X. Rumors of him taking visits w/o his release from X are erroneous. Rhode Island, Providence, and of course Arizona are all rumored to be interested if he does gain his release. To me King Kev is gone but X won't release him to play for another A10 school. I imagine Chris will fill one of our two available scholarships this spring and may hold onto the last 1 for a Division 1 transfer to sit out next season. That is pure conjecture on my behalf.

Press conference today at 1 PM should be interesting. I feel like after that things will get back to normal in Xavier Nation.

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