Xavier Dips Into 2004 Pool

The Xavier Musketeers have plenty of scholarships available for members of the Class of 2004. On Thursday, they gave one of those grants away.

Garrett Picks Xavier

Thad Matta, owner of a brand new long-term contract, is also the owner of a four-year long-term commitment from a member of the Class of 2004. On Thursday, 6-3 Detroit (MI) Denby shooting guard Darryl Garrett picked the Musketeers.

"I told him that they already let you know they feel about you by offering a scholarship this early," Coach Ray Reeves said. "He's not the type of kid who really wants to get into that recruiting. He just wants to play."

And play he will. Garrett sat out last season after transferring to Denby from McKenzie. As a freshman, he averaged 14 points a game. Coach Reeves thinks he's ready for a big season.

"He's gotten stronger and grew another inch. Sitting out hurt him but he kept playing."

Xavier had five grants to award in the Class of 2004, so don't think this will be the last time we hear from them this summer. Garrett made an unofficial visit to campus and wasted little time. He was one of the top targets of the staff.

"The situation is perfect," Reeves said. "He could possibly start."

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