Xavier, Michael Chandler cutting ties
November, 11, 2010
By Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting
Heading into this early signing period we knew there would be surprises. In fact our ESPN Recruiting staff went as far as to try and predict those surprises in our Tuesday preview. On Wednesday we received our first, but unlikely our last, unsuspected turn when Xavier announced the signings of Dezmine Wells (Raleigh, N.C./Hargrave Military Academy), Jalen Reynolds (Livonia, Mich./Stevenson) and Darwin Davis (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South), but not ESPNU 100 prospect Michael Chandler (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North). As of Wednesday night all sources were indicating that Xavier and Chandler were cutting ties all together. While this is the second time Chandler has had a change of heart (he committed to Louisville as a sophomore), this particular reversal is surprising in that it was a little more than two weeks ago that Chandler made his verbal commitment to the Musketeers.