No. 17 Xavier got 20 points from Edmond Sumner on Saturday, leading six scorers in double-figures as the Musketeers picked up a 97-82 win over St. John’s.
But the win wasn’t what mattered for Xavier on Saturday.
The news that the Musketeers announced afterwards did.
“Beginning tomorrow, Myles Davis is going to be reinstated to our basketball program,” head coach Chris Mack announced. Davis was suspended over the summer after a pair of incidents involving his ex-girlfriend came to light. He eventually plead guilty to one charge of disorderly conduct and agreed to pay a fine and restitution for property damage to the woman.
Davis averaged 10.8 points and 4.2 assists last season while shooting 38.1 percent from three. His addition is key for Mack’s program because he’ll allow Sumner to spend time playing off-the-ball while adding another shooter to the lineup. The Musketeers are 175th nationally in three-point shooting.
Davis released a statement this afternoon as well:
“He’s met the terms of his suspension, which were outlined to his at the beginning of the school year. I think he’s learned some valuable lessons from his mistakes, a 15-game long suspension,” Mack added. “He needs to continue to make good choices to keep his standing in our program. He’s had a long road to this point. His role on this basketball team will be no different than the other 14 guys in our locker room. He’ll earn everything he gets from this point forward.”