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Xavier lands four-star Class of 2017 guard Paul Scruggs

Xavier continues to recruit well at the national level as the Musketeers pulled off a huge commitment by landing four-star Class of 2017 guard Paul Scruggs on Friday.

The 6-foot-3 Scruggs is considered the No. 31 overall prospect by Rivals in the national Class of 2017 as he’s a tough and physical guard who is capable of playing both perimeter spots. Scruggs will have to improve as a perimeter shooter, but he’s tough to contain off the bounce and he has a chance to be an all-Big East defender thanks to his toughness and willingness to defend.

Scuggs was one of Xavier’s main targets in the Class of 2017 as he joins four-star wing Naji Marshall and a trio of three-star prospects, guard Elias Harden, forward Jared Ridder and center Kentrevious Jones.

Xavier’s class is an impressive five-man group and it will likely find itself in the top-20 nationally after the fall signing period.