By Donnie Menke | Guest Contributor
The decade of the 2010s has been a fruitful one on Victory Parkway, as the Musketeers made three appearances in the Sweet 16 in addition to a trip to the Elite Eight. Some of the best and most memorable players have come out of this decade, and with the 2010s coming to an end after this season, we present to you the All-Decade Team of the 2010s.
Guard- Tu Holloway
Holloway is one of most well-known players in Xavier history. He didn’t play his entire career in this decade. However, in the years he did, he won A10 player of the year, was first team All-A-10 twice and was named a third team AP and Sporting News All-American.
He ended his career second in school history in assists and sixth in scoring, though he’s since been passed in scoring. He was also one of the most clutch players in Xavier history.
Guard- Trevon Bluiett
Bluiett might be the easiest pick on this team. He was a four-year starter, Xavier’s second all-time leading scorer, three-time All-Big East, second team All-American as a senior, the list goes on. He could score from anywhere on the floor and was a key piece on teams that reached new heights for Xavier.
Guard- J.P. Macura
Macura was a fan favorite at Cintas, even if Xavier’s opponents didn’t like him all that much. He was known for his hustle and ability to get under the opponent’s skin. He was a 1,000-point scorer and was also a key piece in helping Xavier reach a new level.
Forward- Kerem Kanter
Kanter was only at Xavier for one season, but his impact was undeniable. His scoring ability was showcased on one of the best teams in program history.
Forward- Matt Stainbrook
Stainbrook was one of the best passing big men in Xavier history, if not the best. He was a major part of the 2015 Sweet 16 and made the All-Big East 2nd team that year as well. He also finished All-Big East honorable mention the year before.
1. Semaj Christon
2. Jordan Crawford
3. Dee Davis