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Presenting: The Xavier Musketeers All-Half Decade Team

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Our series has (finally) concluded.

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The series is finally over. Here’s our Xavier All-Half Decade Team.

98 of you voted, so here are the results.

(Writer’s Note: Many apologies. I had lost track of this and thought it had posted!)


Semaj Christon

(82 votes, 83.7%)

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The Musketeers’ first year int he Big East saw Semaj Christon lead the charge at point guard, and evidently Christon won the hearts of many as he received the third-highest amount of votes. Semaj, who’s now playing with the OKC Thunder in the NBA, had a terrific but short career at Xavier, having spent just two years in Cincinnati before jumping for the NBA.

Edmond Sumner

(57 votes, 58.2%)

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Sumner is one of two active Musketeers to be found on this list, and it’s easy to see why. Edmond had a fantastic freshman season for the Musketeers as they had one of their best seasons ever with him under the helm at point guard. Like Christon, Sumner might be NBA-bound after two years in Cincinnati so Xavier fans should appreciate what they have with him as long as they can.

Tu Holloway

(92 votes, 93.9%)

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#ZipEmUp! It’s no surprise that Tu Holloway finds himself on this team, and it’s probably not all too surprising that Holloway had the most votes out of anybody on the ballot with 92. Tu was one of Xavier’s premier players in the early portion of the decade and is still remembered fondly by Musketeer fans all over.

Trevon Bluiett

(85 votes, 86.7%)

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The second-highest total of votes went to Trevon Bluiett who is in the midst of his junior season at Xavier. His first two years at Xavier have done enough to win him over among the base that voted as he came away with 85 votes. Bluiett has been one of the best players in the Big East in his time at Xavier and after a surge in his sophomore season, he was named as an honorable mention to the AP All-American team and a member of the All-Big East first team as well. There’s no telling what’s left for Bluiett to accomplish at Xavier. His best days may be ahead of him.

Matt Stainbrook

(51 votes, 52%)

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The ‘Stain Train’ rumbles into the station as Matt Stainbrook made the team by a hearty margin even with the fifth-highest total of votes at 51. Stainbrook, who starred at Western Michigan before landing in Cincinnati, was a beloved player by all Xavier fans and more than proved his worth with the Musketeers uniform on.


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