Xavier plays host to Wake Forest in the Skip Prosser Classic on Dec. 18, but the real show will be when Xavier inducts Prosser into its Hall of Fame. Call it a classy move for a classy guy.
The former Musketeers and Demon Deacons coach died unexpectedly in 2007 at age 56.
“It’s hard because it’s hard to believe he’s gone, still, to this day. But I think it’s a great tribute,” XU coach Chris Mack told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “He’s about as deserving as anybody that’s been in our Hall of Fame. To do it when both programs that meant a whole lot to him are in town to play a game, I think is completely fitting. It’s going to be a special night.”
It’s almost enough to make one wonder why Xavier also would induct former hoops star David West and tennis standout Lauren Clary. That’s a night when everyone’s going to be talking about Prosser.