Xavier Musketeers Tickets for Sale
Losing three veterans isn't an easy chore. Chalmers, Sato and Myles turned the team around when it was on the verge of dipping below .500 and into the NIT. But there is enough returning for Miller to continue the NCAA run. Matta bolted for Ohio State, but Miller was always ready to take over the program. There might not be a more smooth transition between head and assistant coach as Matta to Miller.
Sean Miller won't miss a beat in replacing Thad Matta. This team should still be one of the top teams to beat in the Atlantic 10. Sure, Lionel Chalmers, Romain Sato and Anthony Myles are all gone. But the Musketeers still have a rising star in Dedrick Finn, one of the top shooting forwards in Justin Doellman, a real gem in Justin Cage and decent role players in Will Caudle and Keith Jackson. Adding Vanderbilt transfer forward Brian Thornton will have an immediate impact. So, too, will recruits point Churchill Odia and forward Josh Duncan.