"It was a good opportunity for me," Xavier told BSN. "They have everything I'm looking for. It has the teaching coach, a strong team and the opportunity to do good in the Big 12."
Xavier and his father, former ABA/NBA player James Silas, got to watch two practices at CU.
"The practice was intense," Xavier said. "Coach Patton's ethics remind me a lot of my dad and how he teaches me."
James Silas said the visit to Boulder went better than expected.
"It went fantastic," James Silas said. "I had never been to Boulder. It's a beautiful place. Plus, the university is top notch. And Xavier liked it very much."
Xavier spent time with CU sophomore Richard Roby over the weekend.
"He hit it off with Roby," James Silas said."(The CU coaches) are real high on Xavier. They told him he was a major piece of the puzzle."
Xavier told Scout.com about the commitment earlier today. He said his father was a big part of the decision.
"We made the decision together," Xavier said. "I didn't make the decision without him. I listen to him for everything. He said that he had a real good relationship with the coach and that the coach had a good plan for me. He liked everything about the city of Boulder."
Xavier Silas is the fourth verbal commit in CU's current class. He holds offers from Providence, Nebraska, Rice and SMU, as well. The early signing period is Nov. 9-16.