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Vander Blue has unfinished business in the Sweet 16. (USA Today)

Marquette’s recent history with top-25 recruits

It’s tough to overstate the importance of Henry Ellenson’s commitment to Marquette. While the MU media books are filled with high ranked high school All-Americans, the more recent history has been quite barren in that regard. Since the 1977 championship and Al McGuire’s retirement, Marquette has only recruited three top-25 high school players, and only two […]

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Player shot charts from 2013-’14 season

It’s a Friday afternoon before a Holiday weekend. Let’s not kid ourselves, no one is working right now. What better way to break up the lack of productivity than to look at some pretty (visually) ugly (statistically) shot charts from the great new site Nylon Calculus. Their main focus is on the NBA game, but […]

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Players saw little shooting improvement under Buzz

In case you missed it, we came out of summer hibernation and posted a story yesterday on Marquette assistant coach Brett Nelson. Out of the 1000 or so words written, the most feedback we heard was on a quote three paragraphs from the end on everyone’s favorite player, Derrick Wilson. “He’s never shot like that in his […]

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Steve Taylor's healthy emergence has done wonders for Marquette. (USA Today)

How Marquette stacks up against Big East rebounding

If you’ve been paying attention this offseason, you’re well aware that Marquette enters the 2014-15 with serious concerns on the glass. After touting one of the most talented frontcourts in the Big East last season, finishing fourth in rebounds per game, gone are senior starters Chris Otule and Jamil Wilson, sixth man Davante Gardner as […]

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Can Juan Anderson put together an impactful senior season? Marquette will need him to. (USA Today)

Marquette: What to expect from senior Juan Anderson

When I spoke to Castro Valley head coach Nick Jones three years ago about 18-year-old Juan Anderson, he couldn’t stress enough that Marquette’s newest top 100 recruit was a player who was able to adapt to his surroundings, work hard and could surprise with a versatile skill set capable of playing multiple positions when the […]

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