Sumner makes his pledge

Combo guard Edmond Sumner took a week longer than expected to announce, but on Sunday evening he found the right spot for him in the Big East.

At first it looked as though Detroit (Mich.) Country Day standout Edmond Sumner was going to commit on Monday, but it took a few extra days. One week after making an unofficial visit to Xavier, Sumner pulled the trigger on Sunday and picked the Big East school.

The Musketeers have been recruiting Sumner for quite some time. The 6-foot-3 and 165 pound scoring combo guard picked up an offer from the Musketeers during the high school season, and after a strong showing during the EYBL in April, Sumner had the heat turned up by the Musketeers.

Last weekend Sumner made a visit to the school and he basically knew it was right for him, and after a week of debating between Xavier and Massachusetts the decision was made in favor of the Musketeers.

"Xavier has been on me the longest and they have made me a priority unlike other schools," said Sumner.

He continued, "The basketball program and the school itself fit me perfect and it's close to home. Also they do a real good job of developing their players."

Sumner is the second commitment for the Musketeers in the class of 2014. He joins four-star power forward Melvin Swift in the commitment column for the school who will play its first Big East season this year.

Currently Sumner is a three-star prospect and the No. 23 ranked shooting guard in the country.


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