Xavier has added a top-100 prospect into its 2017 recruiting class Wednesday.
Elias Harden, a shooting guard from Georgia, pledged to the Musketeers via social media to become the second member of Chris Mack’s next class.
“The recruiting process was not EASY AT ALL,” Harden wrote on Twitter. “I wanna thank all the coaches that took time to recruit me.
“WIth that being said I will continue my academic and athletic career at Xavier University.”
The 6-foot-6 guard is ranked 92nd overall by 247Sports and had offers from Auburn, Maryland, Texas Tech and Ole Miss. He joins Jared Ridder, a Missouri guard, as part of the 2017 Xavier class.
The Musketeers return the bulk of last year’s 28-6 team that narrowly missed out on the Sweet 16.