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Apr 18, 2013 8:12 PM by UL Sports Information

Cajuns Hoops Add JUCO Transfer Xavian Rimmer

LAFAYETTE, La. - Xavian Rimmer, who earned first team all-region honors this past season while playing at Pearl River C.C., has signed a national letter of intent to attend Louisiana and play basketball in 2013-14. Louisiana head coach Bob Marlin made the announcement on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period.

Rimmer, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, joins Kimani Jackson (Arlington, TX/Seguin) and Hayward Register (Lafayette, La./Comeaux), both of whom signed with the Cajuns during the early signing period in November.

"Xavian is a strong combo guard who is very durable and will add to our depth, especially at the playmaker spot," Marlin said. "Our guys have grown into a pretty tight knit group and Xavian has a personality that will fit in well."

"He's a winner and very competitive. He has won at every level and has the kind of attitude that will benefit our program."

A 6-2, 205-pound guard, Rimmer earned all-state honors after averaging 11.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game as a sophomore at Pearl River, playing for Richard Mathis. He shot .449 from the field (89-198), .417 from three-point (43-103) and .769 from the line (60-78). He started 17 of the 25 games that he played in, helping team to a 23-5 record, winning the state tournament and advancing to the regional semi-finals.

Rimmer attended Alcorn State as a freshman in 2011-12, being named the SWAC Freshman of the Year by College Sports Madness. He started 23 of the 32 games he played in, averaging 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game and shooting .364 from three-point (28-77) and .827 from the line (81-98).

Rimmer scored seven points with five assists to help the South team win the MACJC All-Star game.

A native of Jackson, Miss., Rimmer earned second team all-state honors after he averaged 13.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game as a senior at Piney Woods High. He was 79-for-81 from the line (.975) in helping team to a 29-3 record and the state title.

As a junior, Rimmer averaged 15.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, leading his team to a 19-7 record. He was coached at Piney Woods by Lemuel Jones.

Rimmer was ranked as the No. 8 prospect in the state as a high school senior by Hoop Scoop and in the top 150 nationally at guard by ESPN.com.

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