Expect Big Things From Xavier Musketeers' Matt Stainbrook

By Trevor Lowry
Xavier Musketeers
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The Xavier Musketeers will be an interesting team to watch in the 2013-14 college basketball season. One player that people should be keeping an eye on and should expect big things from is Matt Stainbrook.

Stainbrook previously played at Western Michigan where he averaged 11.4 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game in the 2011-12 season.

He was a 58 percent shooter and will be a huge boost to the team’s frontcourt. Heck, he was even 3-10 from behind the arc just for the record.

The Musketeers did not make the Big Dance last season, but some incoming players joining the team could change that, along with some talented players returning.

Xavier will be playing in the Big East in the 2013-14 season which will be a tough feat in itself. However, this is a basketball program that has had a lot of success over the years and that should be the case in the upcoming season, despite the 17-14 record in the past one.

For that to happen, Stainbrook will have to meet expectations and will have to make an impact on both ends of the court. The same will be the case for many other players on this team and players such as Semaj Christon will have to repeat the success from the previous season.

As a freshman, Christon put up 15.2 points per game, which lead the team in scoring.

Regardless, with the emergence of Stainbrook and a team filled with talent, Xavier should bounce back in the 2013-14 season and it should be expected to make the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

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