Transfer Remy Abell Joins The Men's Basketball Family
June 11, 2013
CINCINNATI --- Xavier University head coach Chris Mack announced today that Xavier has received the necessary completed paperwork to finalize the transfer of Remy Abell, a 6-4, 200-pound guard from Louisville (Ky.) Eastern High School who played the last two seasons at Indiana.
“We are very excited to add Remy,” said Mack. “First and foremost, he comes from a terrific family. Remy is competitive, a proven shooter and a lock down defender in the backcourt. He's extremely versatile. He has been well coached the last two years and will add valuable experience to our team a year from now. Remy will use this year to become better, much like the transfers we've had over the past several years. I'm confident our fans will enjoy his time at Xavier beginning with the 2014-15 season.”
Abell will practice with the Musketeers during the 2013-14 season but will sit out the games per NCAA transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility left beginning with the 2014-15 season.
Abell appeared in all 36 games for Indiana this past season as a sophomore, helping the Hoosiers reach the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Abell averaged 4.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game in 12.5 minutes per game, while shooting 48.5 percent from 3-point territory. He was perfect five-of-five from the field for a career-best 14 points in addition to five rebounds in 17 minutes against North Dakota State.
As a freshman in the 2011-12 season, Abell played in 32 games and contributed 3.0 points and 0.5 assists per game for an IU team that lost to eventual National Champion Kentucky in the Sweet 16.
Abell, a First Team All-State selection by the Louisville Courier Journal, was named MVP among Louisville and Lexington players by the B/C Times after averaging 16 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.5 steals during his senior season. Abell led Eastern to a 33-3 record and the No. 1 ranking in the state, advancing to the Final Four of the Kentucky State Tournament. As a junior, he was named First Team All-Seventh Region and averaged 14 points per game while leading his team to a 21-9 record. As a sophomore, he led Eastern to the Sweet 16 semifinals of the Kentucky state tournament. He was a part of 113 wins during his four seasons at Eastern High School, the most in school history.