Xavier has landed another one of the top graduate transfers in the country.
Earlier this week, the Musketeers landed Division II Player of the Year Zach Hankins. The 6-foot-10 Hankins led Ferris State to the national championship.
This afternoon, Columbia guard Kyle Castlin announced his commitment to Xavier on Twitter. Castlin had drawn interest from Ohio State, Richmond and others.
He’ll be eligible immediately at his new schools.
I have decided to end my recruitment and commit to the Xavier Musketeers of the Big East Conference! pic.twitter.com/UpsS6YUnID
— Kyle Castlin (@KyleCastlin) April 8, 2018
Castlin missed the entire 2016-17 season due to injury and played in only 17 games last year. However, he scored 10.5 points and grabbed 3.8 rebounds per game when he saw the court.
Castlin is also a career 35-percent three-point shooter.
The Musketeers are entering the offseason under the direction of new head coach Travis Steele. Steele replaced Chris Mack, who left for Louisville.
Xavier won the Big East regular season title this year and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. However, the Musketeers were upset by Florida State in the second round.