The Musketeers Snap A Three-Game Losing Streak With The Win
Semaj Christon Has Game-High 17 Points in Win.
James Farr Led Xavier With A Double-Double In The Teams' 100th Meeting.
Game Will Be Broadcast On FOX Sports 1 And 55KRC
Ten Musketeers Scored Points In The Win
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.
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.