breaking news

NEW: Homicide detectives on scene of Dayton fire where 2 suffered burns

High School Basketball: Xenia standout commits to No. 5 Xavier


Xenia standout Samari Curtis will play his college basketball close to home.

Curtis, a 6-foot-4 junior guard, on Monday gave a verbal commitment to Xavier University. He announced his decision on Twitter. The Musketeers ranked No. 5 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday.

RELATED: High-scoring Curtis wants to be program-changer for Xenia

RELATED: Area members of 50-point club

RELATED: Boys basketball power rankings

Curtis leads the Greater Western Ohio Conference in scoring at 30.4 points per game. He averages 5.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game. Curtis scored 50 points in a 90-80 loss to Tippecanoe on Jan. 5. He’s scored 30 points or more in 10 of 17 games played this season.

Curtis told 247Sports that he also considered Cincinnati, Penn State, Toledo and Akron. He ranks No. 6 in Ohio in the 247Sports composite rankings for the Class of 2019.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Wright State has Horizon League title in sight
Wright State has Horizon League title in sight

Wright State has a rare morning tip-off Friday with its game against IUPUI scheduled for 11 as part of the host school’s “Readers are Leaders” program that will fill approximately 3,000 of the seats at Indiana Farmers Coliseum with third graders. But while it may be a little different to have fans and an opponent around, hitting the...
Video: Canadian player removes silver medal after loss to Team USA - just part of most heated rivalry in Olympics
Video: Canadian player removes silver medal after loss to Team USA - just part of most heated rivalry in Olympics

It’s the most heated rivalry in women’s hockey - maybe all of sports.  So Team Canada’s 3-2 shootout loss to rival Team USA in the gold medal game is going to hurt for the next four years.  Which is why Canadian defensemen Jocelyne Larocque removed her silver medal after Wednesday’s loss.  She could barely give...
Dayton trying to improve A-10 seed with three games left
Dayton trying to improve A-10 seed with three games left

The race for the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season championship came down to the final week, if not the final day, in the last nine seasons. Last season, Dayton clinched the outright title, its first ever, by beating Virginia Commonwealth on Senior Night. That’s often how it’s done in the A-10. Nothing comes easy. However, this year...
5 reasons drafting QB would make sense for the Bengals
5 reasons drafting QB would make sense for the Bengals

Before we get started, let me say two things. First: I doubt the Bengals will draft Lamar Jackson even though I believe it could make them better in the long run.  Second: I am always a proponent of sitting a quarterback early in his career. Perhaps that makes the Bengals and Jackson a more natural fit in my eyes than someone else’s. ...
Dayton at Rhode Island: What you need to know about Friday’s game
Dayton at Rhode Island: What you need to know about Friday’s game

Who: Dayton (13-14, 7-8) at No. 18 Rhode Island (22-4, 14-1) When: 7 p.m., Tuesday Where: Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I. TV/Radio: ESPN2; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO » SAINT LOUIS GAME: Photos | Notes: Landers makes key play | Kostas steps up Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.1 Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 15.9 Trey Landers...
More Stories