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Colorado small forward commits to UB

Xavier Ford of Harrison High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., has committed to UB according to a report on He is one of the front-runners for the state's Mr. Basketball award this season.

According to the report, the 6-foot-8 Ford visited UB the weekend of Sept. 4 and "immediately fell in love with the campus and coaching staff." Ford selected UB over interest from Tulsa, Portland, Northern Colorado, Loyola-Marymount, Northeastern and Loyola-Illinois. says Ford "is one of the most athletic wings in the region and possesses a rare combination or length and athleticism that allows him to be a force on both ends of the floor. He has a solid jump shot and scores well at all three levels, especially when he attacks the rim with his quick first step."

As a junior, Ford averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks. Ford plays for the Colorado Chaos Basketball Club whose alumni includes James Johnson who played at Wake Forest and Nevada forward Nick Fazekas. Ford is the 60th Colorado Chaos player to commit to a Division I school

---Rodney McKissic



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