Musketeers Have Made Tourney Eight Of Last Nine Years
Senior Day Activities Start At 6:40 P.M.
Martin delivers his first XU double-double with 19 points and 16
Musketeers Are In Third Place In The BIG EAST Conference
Freshman Forward Registered 17 Points, 16 Rebounds In Dominant Effort
Xavier defeated Miami (Ohio), 77-51, on Wednesday evening. Following the game, Jalen Reynolds, James Farr and Dee Davis joined a press conference with the media. Chris Mack spoke to them later in the evening.
Xavier defeated Morehead State, 79-56, to improve to 3-0 on the season. Players Dee Davis, Semaj Christon and Jalen Reynolds and head coach Chris Mack talked to the media following the contest.
Xavier vs. N.C. State - First Round NCAA Tournament 03/18/14
Xavier vs. Creighton 03/14/14 - BIG EAST Semi Final
Xavier vs Villonava 03/06/14
Xavier vs Creighton 03/01/14
Xavier defeats Providence, 59-53
2013-14: Made his first three collegiate starts during XU's last four games ... Averaged 17.5 minutes per game over the last 12 games after averaging 10.1 mpg. for his first 19 games ... Averaged 11.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in wins at St. John's (Feb. 25) and over No. 9 Creighton (March 1), earning himself BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors ... Posted career highs for points (17), rebounds (an XU freshman record-tying 16) and minutes played (29) in his monster game at Madison Square Garden against St. John's on Feb. 25 ... ESPN's Scott Van Pelt picked Reynolds as the Star of the Night on Feb. 25 in the 3 stars segment on SportsCenter ... The 16 rebounds tied the freshman school record and is a total that is among the top five single game totals by a Xavier player over the last 10 seasons ... The only other XU freshmen that have grabbed 16 rebounds in a game are Derrick Brown (16 vs. BYU in an NCAA Tournament game on 3-15-07), Brian Grant (16 vs. Butler on 2-12-91) and Romain Sato (16 vs. Samford on 11-28-00) ... Contributed six points and a game-high tying seven rebounds in 14 minutes at Marquette on Feb. 15 ... Grabbed five big rebounds in the first half of the Marquette win on Jan. 9 ... Had 11 points and seven rebounds in the win over Abilene Christian on Nov. 25 ... Collected 11 rebounds in the Miami win on Nov. 20 to go with two blocks ... Had 11 points, six rebounds and two blocks vs. Morehead State on Nov. 15.
2012-13: Sat out the 2012-13 season to concentrate on academics.
MACK ON REYNOLDS: "Jalen is an explosive finisher who can rebound the ball at a very high level. His commitment level to our program has never wavered. He plays with a huge chip on his shoulder and backs down to no one."
HIGHLY RANKED: Ranked as a three-star recruit by ESPN.com and ranked No. 91 by Scout.com.
AT BREWSTER ACADEMY (N.H.): Played one season at Brewster Academy with current XU teammate SEmaj Christon...helped lead his team to a 33-1 record and a prep school national championship... played with Jakarr Sampson (St. John's), Aaron Thomas (Florida State), Mitch McGary (Michigan), T.J. Warren (N.C. State) and Joe Bramanti (Wright State)...former Musketeers Mark Lyons and Andre Walker also played at Brewster...basketball coach: Jason Smith.
JASON SMITH ON REYNOLDS: "Reynolds has a tremendous amount of God-given ability. He finishes well around the basket and can step out and shoot it but some of things he can do on the court athletically are at an elite level. He made a play in one game where he faked in the open court, spun around a guy and drove in for a powerful dunk. His best basketball is ahead of him."
AT LIVONIA STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL: Didn't play as a junior at Stevenson after transferring from another school... made up for it by averaging 18.7 points, 15.5 rebounds and 4.3 blocks as a senior at Livonia Stevenson, earning First Team All-State honors and Team MVP honors after leading his squad to a 20-3 record...basketball coach: Michael Allie.
MICHAEL ALLIE ON REYNOLDS: "With Xavier's ability to develop big men the sky is the limit for Jalen and I am confident he will not disappoint."
PERSONAL: Undecided on a major...born December 30, 1992 in Detroit, Michigan...mother's name is Rachel Thomas and his father's name is Steve Tayler.