Silas Talks About Colorado Visit

Brewster Academy two-guard Xavier Silas returned to his New Hampshire school Tuesday after spending the weekend in Boulder on an official recruiting visit. Inside, Silas talks about the visit and where he's at with his recruiting.

Xavier Silas
Height: 6-5
Weight: 205
Position: Two-guard
School: Brewster Academy

"It went real good. I went to two practices and we went out to eat and toured the campus," Silas said of his visit to Colorado. "It's a real nice campus. It's one of the top campuses in the Big 12."

Silas hung out with CU sophomore Richard Roby, who, like Silas, prepped in the northeast. Roby's Lawrence Academy, in Groton, Mass., plays in the C league, while Silas' Brewster Academy plays in the A league in northeast prep schools.

"We got to know each other pretty good," Silas said of spending time with Roby this past weekend.

How close is Silas to making a decision?

"It's possible that I will commit to Colorado (in the early Nov. 7-10 signing period). But I haven't decided yet," Silas said.

Providence had a coach at Brewster Wednesday to look at Silas, and Nebraska sent some mail and called Wednesday, as well. Silas said he may take an official visit to Providence.

Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith says Silas, "has a very high basketball IQ. What separates him probably from his peers is his mid-range game. It's kind of a lost art these days. A lot of times kids are focused on their athleticism or they just want to shoot the three ball. And Xavier is somebody who has a great mid-range game and an understanding of how to play the game of basketball."

Silas' father, James Silas, played 10 years in the ABA and NBA.

Xavier Silas graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, Texas, but went the prep school route because he won't be 18 until January 2006.

He has offers from Colorado, Rice, SMU, Nebraska and Providence.


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