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Tuesday / May 21.
  • Chandler to Xavier; Anderson to Providence

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    Xavier got its second major commitment of the weekend when 6-foot-10 Mike Chandler verbally pledged during an official visit.

    “I really want to go in there and help them do special things,” he told the Indianapolis Star. “I want to help them go to a Final Four.”

    Chandler, the No. 4 center in the Class of 2011 out of Indianapolis Lawrence North, also considered Providence, UConn and Indiana.

    He averaged 14.5 points and 7.7 rebounds last season.

    Xavier already received a pledge this weekend from D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, the No. 3 shooting guard in the Class of 2012.

    Chandler told the Star he was “good friends” with Smith-Rivera but that his earlier commitment didn’t impact his.

    “It’s a different situation, but we’re friends,” he told the paper. “I just really felt like this would be the best place for me get better as a person and a player and it helps that it’s close to home.”

    Kyle Anderson, the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2012, visits Nov. 5.

    ANDERSON TO PROVIDENCE

    Kyan Anderson, a 5-11 point guard from Fort Worth, Texas, committed to Providence on a weekend official. Anderson is Class of 2011.

    “Big East Basketball!! I’ve committed to the University of Providence in Rhode Island,” Anderson wrote on his Facebook page.

    Anderson reportedly also considered Ole Miss, USC, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Bradley and North Texas.

    Anderson averaged 21.1 points and 6.2 assists last season and earned Texas 5A All-State honors.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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