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Prospect on the rise: Q&A with Team Harden guard Xavier DuSell

By Pat Lawless, 04/13/19, 1:00PM EDT


Q&A with Xavier DuSell

Class of 2020 guard Xavier DuSell put together a strong performance on Day 1 of the Adidas Gauntlet Regionals. He led Team Harden to a convincing victory over Team UNeek and showed he and his team are a team to watch this season. DuSell showed see a lot more attention come his way the next couple of months.

Q: What’s it like starting off the AAU season on this note?

A: “I’m just excited to get out here with my team because I’ve been looking forward to this AAU season. I think I have a bright future, I think we’ll have a lot of fun and we are going to be a hard team to beat.”

Q: You are still relatively unknown on the national scale. What are people going to learn about you this AAU season?

A: “That I can definitely put the ball in the basket and I’m a pure scorer. I also get my teammates better and I always make sure my teammates are playing to the best of their ability. Whether that’s creating for them, getting them open shots and stuff like that. I try to do everything.”

Q: Why are you guys a team to look out for in the Gauntlet this year?

A: “Once we fire on all cylinders, I think we will be tough to beat because we all do a little bit of everything. We do things in different areas that a team needs to win games. I think we are a tough team to beat and I look forward to what’s in store for us.”

Q: How would you describe yourself as a player?

A: “I’m a combo guard because I can run the one, two or even the three. I would just say I’m pretty all around on the offensive end.”

Q: What offers and interest do you have?

A: “My offers are Northern Arizona, Idaho State, and Montana. I have interest from Arizona State, Stanford, USC, UCLA and some more.”