Three years removed from their astonishing run to the Elite 8, Xavier looks as though they may be ready to make another deep run come March. They have one of the most balanced rotations in the country that will feature eight to nine players. Xavier returns three starters (seniors Justin Cage and Justin Doellman; and junior Stanley Burrell). Most importantly however for Xavier will be point guard transfer Drew Lavender. A former McDonalds All-American, Lavender is ready for a fresh start back in his home state of Ohio. Lavender’s amazing quickness and vision will undoubtedly increase Xavier’s team scoring numbers and lead to many open shots.