Originally written on Xavier Hoops  |  Last updated 12/13/11
The fight brings up a lot of points. I think a lot of legitimate ones and a lot of overanalytical ones as well. Here's one that I think is legitimate. This team has no true vocal off the court leader, and yet maybe it is our most talented team ever. Tu Holloway is a phenomenal player, one of Xavier's best ever, no doubt. When you think of the years past, the Xavier tradition has maintained its success through veteran senior leadership both ON and OFF the court. While Tu has been known to help a lot of the players on the court, I just do not see him as a vocal team leader that brings everyone together... an extension of the coach if you will. It's funny I remember talking about this with my friends last year about the loss of Dante Jackson. A lot of people joked about losing him would not be that big of a loss, and I distinctly thinking this offseason, wow, this team does not have a true "captain." Dante certainly had flaws on the court, but guys like him certainly represented the...
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