Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cornell Receives Commitment from Xavier Eaglin



Cornell received a recruiting commitment from Xavier Eaglin (Dayton HS) Raymond, TX, 6-7, F.  An athletic, defensive-minded and high volume rebounding/shot blocking combo forward with a "younger Shonn Miller-styled" game, as a senior, he was named Defensive Player of the Year for District 21-5A in Texas.  He held offers during May 2014 from Yale, Columbia and Loyola MD.  He was also recruited by Rice.  He played AAU basketball with the Houston Defenders.  He also previously played with the Houston Hoops.

Eaglin is physically gifted forward, but a raw talent with upside.

RCS Sports ranks Eaglin #44 in the Houston Area., while Texas Hoops Recruits ranked him #24 at a regional combine.  Earlier this season, he was named MVP of the Lee College Classic.  As a sophomore, he was named all area by the Baytown Sun.

See his profile on Showtime Nation, Verbal Commits, Future 150 and Recruit Recon.  Future 150 describes him as: "Xavier is an explosive athlete who is an excellent rebounder. He uses his length and athleticism to score several points per game off of put-back opportunities and is an active defender around the rim as well."  Future 150 adds:
STRENGTHS
Athleticism
Defensive Rebounding
Help-Side Defense
High Motor
Offensive Rebounding
On-Ball Defense

NEEDS TO IMPROVE
Ball-Handling
Low Post Footwork
Low Post Moves
Mid-Range Shooting
Upper Body Strength
Below, some video highlights...




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Athletic and exciting for sure!

What's the realistic prediction for him at the college level?

Is he more meant for defending and protecting the paint? Do we see him actually being this physically powerful in college?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Two other established Ivies offered him before the start of last summer. That should tell you that he can play. He's a legit top tier Ivy talent. Should have immediate impact defensively. Offensively might struggle, but Cornell is always willing to give up its offense for defense.