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Xavier Basketball: Reid Ducharme commits to Musketeers, Sean Miller

Joe Tipton08/25/22
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Reid Ducharme
Reid Ducharme / Player submitted photo (Xavier MBB Athletics)

Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy four-star recruit Reid Ducharme has committed to play for Sean Miller at Xavier, he tells On3.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard originally from Boston ultimately chose the Musketeers over Penn State and Syracuse. He also received offers from Stanford, Iowa, Northwestern, Miami, and others.

Joining Ducharme in Cincinnati is four-star point guard Trey Green (No. 78).

Reid Ducharme: What is Xavier getting in the 4-star SG?

Ducharme is the No. 83 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 17 shooting guard and the No. 4 player in the state of New Hampshire.

At EYBL Peach Jam, Ducharme averaged an impressive stat line — 21.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game for Team BABC (MA).

Ducharme on his commitment to Xavier

“I chose Xavier because I felt a really strong connection with all the coaches on the staff and thought they were the best fit for me,” Ducharme said to On3. “Coach (Sean) Miller and I have a lot of the same goals and drive.”

What type of player is Xavier getting in Reid Ducharme?

“A player that wants to work hard and is motivated to compete and win a lot of games,” Ducharme says. “I can affect the game in a lot of ways, I can shoot, get the basket, play defense and I love to get my teammates involved. I also know under this staff they’ll be able to take my game to the next level.”

Ducharme has a message for Xavier fans.

“I can’t wait to become a part of this historic basketball program and to experience all of the incredible fans that are supporting us.”

Scouting Summary

Reid Ducharme is a shot maker. He has great positional size and a smooth, repeatable, compact shooting stroke. Ducharme has great balance, both off the bounce and the catch. He has a repeatable release point on his shot and gets his body squared off movement. There will be lateral questions, but he is a high-IQ team defender. He has solid explosion when he gets a running start. Ducharme can play upright at times but can attack closeouts and get to the rim. The 6-6 wing plays with toughness and is a good positional rebounder. Sister plays at Connecticut. – On3’s Jamie Shaw, National Recruiting Analyst