Xavier lands four-star 2019 forward

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Xavier and new head coach Travis Steele continued a strong recent stretch on the recruiting trail on Wednesday as the Musketeers landed four-star Class of 2019 forward Elias King.

The 6-foot-7 King is regarded as the No. 50 overall prospect in the Rivals national Class of 2019 rankings as the Georgia native is a quality grab for Xavier. A wing forward with a chance to develop into a big-time scorer, King also has the length and athleticism to potentially become a two-way threat.

Previously committed to Georgia when Mark Fox was head coach, King opened up his recruitment once Fox was let go. When Steele hired former Georgia assistant Jonas Hayes, King’s primary recruiter at Georgia under Fox, then the Musketeers quickly developed a strong relationship.

Since taking over for Chris Mack, Steele has done a nice job of continuing to bring in talent as King is the program’s second Class of 2019 recruit, joining three-star, in-state point guard Samari Curtis.