Looks like Xavier will get an Ivy grad transfer after all.
A week after former Dartmouth standout Evan Boudreaux committed to Purdue following a decommitment from Xavier, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported Sunday that Columbia guard Kyle Castlin is headed for Xavier.
Castlin will play for new Xavier coach Travis Steele, who was hired Mar. 29 following the departure of Chris Mack, who left for Louisville (thereby prompting Boudreaux to reopen his recruitment).
But Castlin was a dynamic force for the Lions, particularly in his rookie season, when he averaged 10.5 points and 4.2 rebounds, starting all of Columbia’s 28 games that season. A capable three-point shooter, he averaged 8.1 points and 3.4 boards per contest during his career at Columbia.