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Buzz Williams' 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes haven't produced much. (USA Today)

2011, 2012 recruiting classes crippling Marquette rotation

Al McGuire said it perfectly, that “the best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores.” McGuire’s quote likely could have extended to sophomores becoming juniors, and juniors becoming seniors. There’s a natural progression that all Division I basketball players go through, and coaching staffs do their best to move that along as quickly and […]

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Balanced 2013 class sets Marquette up for success

Marquette received all five national letters of intent from its 2013 commitments yesterday, marking the most heralded recruiting class in Buzz Williams’ five seasons as head coach. The group is as balanced as any he’s had, and features three consensus top-100 players and a junior college All-American, made all the more impressive with both of […]

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Mayo’s new-found relationship with Buzz fuels new outlook

Todd Mayo wasn’t sure he wanted to be at Marquette anymore. After a rocky freshman season, his two closest mentors—Tony Benford (North Texas) and Aki Collins (Memphis) –were gone, and the shooting guard didn’t feel like his relationship with Buzz Williams was close enough to allow him to talk about his issues. Mayo’s situation only […]

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Player Breakdown: Jae Crowder

This is the last part of  Paint Touches’ series breaking down each players’s 2011-2012 campaign and looking forward to next year. A big thank you to assistant coach Aki Collins, who provided exclusive, in-depth analysis on each player. What he did well: Everything. He literally did everything well this past season culminating in a Big East […]

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Player breakdown: Darius Johnson-Odom

This is part of  Paint Touches’ series breaking down each players’s 2011-2012 campaign and looking forward to next year. A big thank you to assistant coach Aki Collins, who provided exclusive, in-depth analysis on each player. What he did well: Darius Johnson-Odom came into his senior season expected to finally be the go-to player after playing […]

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