``We're excited about having those guys," Keatts said.
The 6-foot-9, 200-pound Macklin will leave Norcom High (Va.) and, according to sources, will look to try and make the jump directly to the NBA (if an age limit is not imposed) after a season at Hargrave.
Welsh averaged 18.8 points and 6 assists per game at Woodside High last season and is known more as an undersized shooting guard, but he got the opportunity to run the point a few weeks ago at the Next Level Ballers Tournament in Dallas – and did a nice job getting his teammates, including Macklin, involved.
``Most people look at Stefan as a combo guard, but he's a pretty good point guard, also," Keatts said. "The thing I like about him most is that he's hard-nosed and is a winner. He knows how to play the game and always plays hard."
For Welsh, making the move is a no-brainer.
``My high school coach agreed that it's a good move," Welsh said. "I will play against better competition and I can develop better as a player and a person." Welsh recently took an official visit to Xavier along with Duke Crews.