On Friday afternoon, Indiana sophomore transfer Remy Abell made a decision for next season.
Abell, a 6-foot-4 guard, is headed to Xavier to play for head coach Chris Mack. He chose the Musketeers over both Saint Louis and Saint Mary’s. After two seasons in Bloomington, Abell is transferring with the hopes of gaining more playing time — he averaged less than 13 minutes per game in each of his two seasons with the Hoosiers.
The news was first reported by Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star:
Remy Abell to Xavier he says.
— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) May 17, 2013
Barring any sort of unexpected waiver, Abell will sit out the 2013-14 season before being eligible to hit the hardwood the following year. Abell will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
According to reports, Abell visited both Xavier and Saint Louis, but was unable to plan a trip out west to Saint Mary’s, so his consideration of the Gaels was never all that high. Abell is an original native of Louisville, Kentucky, so he decided to stay quite local with his decision to attend Xavier.
Abell spent Thursday night talking the decision over with his family and the timing of his decision had already been reported earlier in the week.
Just this past season, Abell averaged 4.0 points on 12.5 minutes per game. The Hoosiers’ lineup featured a plethora of talent and depth, which made things difficult for Abell in terms of playing time. He is a decent three point threat, having shot 48.5% from beyond the arc this past season.
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