Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Xavier lands 6-foot-11 Iowa transfer Jack Nunge, retains KyKy Tandy
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Xavier enjoyed a big day on Friday.
First Travis Steele’s club landed a commitment from 6-foot-11 Iowa transfer Jack Nunge.
Nunge averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds as a sophomore with the Hawkeyes, and will have three years of eligibility remaining. The NCAA next week is expected to allow all first-time transfers immediate eligibility.
Xavier will also retain combo guard KyKy Tandy, who is withdrawing from the portal. The sophomore averaged 6.6 points and 1.3 rebounds last season.
Xavier also adds small forward Elijah Tucker and center Cesare Edwards in its 2021 class.
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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.
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