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Florida A&M transfer Malcolm Bernard commits to Xavier

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Wisconsin vs Xavier Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a very quiet offseason for Chris Mack and the Xavier Musketeers to this point.

That changed on Monday evening when Scott Golden of HoopExchange tweeted that Florida A&M’s Malcolm Bernard had committed to the program.

Bernard is immediately eligible and started 27 games for the Rattlers. His 3.6% steal percentage was top 50 in the country, and makes him a perfect fit for the Musketeers, who finished 61st in the nation as a team in steal percentage last season.

Bernard averaged 14.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game last season, and was named Second Team All-MEAC.

The Musketeers have two scholarships remaining for this coming season, so they may not be done yet.