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Sweet 16: Isaiah Philmore, Xavier
Sweet 16: Isaiah Philmore, Xavier

Isaiah Philmore was a fixture for three years in John Carroll’s lineup. The same was true for the 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward when he continued his playing career at Towson. During the 2011-12 season, however, Philmore was relegated to an unfamiliar position: sitting on the bench. “It was really tough for me because I’m really not used to not being able to play,” said Philmore, who sat out his junior season after transferring to Xavier from Towson. “But I got a lot better, worked out a lot. You actually get to see the game in person. You can learn a lot if you’re really paying attention. I really think that it helped me become a better player.” ...