Musketeers Get Coly
Boubacar Coly, according to one source, has faxed over the required paperwork and signed on with Xavier. The move comes at the 11th hour as far as the signing period goes.
Of the five schools Coly visited, Xavier was the last and just recently begun recruiting Coly and made up a significant amount of ground in a short period of time. Mississippi and Miami were the other finalists, according to a source close to Coly.
"He can be great there," the source said. "He can sneak into the league from there. He has that kind of upside. I really think that out of the five schools he visited that he could play at either one of the five and be a factor. With their player development, ala David West, I think right now he may be more of an inside guy.
" With what I watched of them from a distance, he really fits into their scheme of things. With his athleticism and him being able to shoot a little better than people think from the wing, he can be an all-american before he leaves."
Not a bad effort by the Musketeers to sneak one in right before the period ends. Coly is a high-major prospect who narrowly missed making our Pre-Season Top 100.