Xavier Musketeers Targeting the "Other" Top Prospect Allerik Freeman

By Joseph Nardone
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I bet you didn’t know that there were still two top-100 recruits in the nation for the 2013 class not signed to a team yet. Sure, you know Andrew Wiggins is still searching for a place to call home, but there is another player in the land of high school recruits who has yet to find a school where he would presumably ball his brains out.

Well, Allerik Freeman had a home, although he didn’t like the new father that was made the head of household. Freeman asked for a release from his commitment to the UCLA Bruins after Ben Howland was shown where to put his coaching abilities (hint: it is where the sun does not shine). After being granted his release, schools in need of a talented guard most have smiled from ear to ear.

Apparently, really speculatively, the Xavier Musketeers is one team who would like Freeman to take his talents to their university. Xavier has some recruiting tools at its disposal which it did not have at the time Freeman was originally on the market, the biggest being the Musketeers’ new home of the Big East Conference for next season — meaning the guard would still be heading to a program that plays in a major-conference.

Outside of Xavier’s interest (unknown if the feelings are mutual), Freeman’s suitors before originally signing with the Bruins were the Kansas Jayhawks as well as the Villanova Wildcats — two teams who would presumably still be on Freeman’s short list of potential destinations.

Freeman has been very silent regarding his future. So whatever “news” you may be reading on him at this point is purely speculation and rumors.


Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone

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