Xavier’s men’s basketball team has to do without two newbies and a companion at the start of the season.
Freshmen Colby Jones and C. . J. . Wilcher and Spencer Cody are in quarantine due to contact tracing. This was confirmed by The Enquirer about 90 minutes before Xavier’s season opener with Oakland on Wednesday at the Cintas Center.
Xavier released a statement Tuesday night that said, « Three of our men’s basketball student athletes were quarantined earlier this week to be in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The contact was not tied to activities related to our men’s basketball program. They will resume their activities at the end of their quarantine period. «
Xavier follows the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which means a 14-day quarantine for close contact. It’s unclear exactly when the quarantine began, but that should be a topic of conversation after the game during head coach Travis Steele’s media availability.
In the weeks leading up to the season, Steele often spoke about the confidence he already has in Wilcher and Jones. So it will be interesting to see how Xavier deals with t
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