Archive | October, 2011

Analysis: Marquette receives commitment from ’12 C Aaron Durley

2012 power forward Aaron Durley tweeted tonight that he has committed to Buzz Williams and the Marquette Golden Eagles. The 6-foot-10, 270-pound forward from Houston, Tex. is Marquette’s fourth recruit from the class, joining wing Jamal Ferguson, combo guard T.J. Taylor and combo forward Steve Taylor. Durley chose the Golden Eagles over South Florida, South […]

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Big East projections using Value Add

This past weekend as I rode the train for hours on end, I decided to look a bit into the Big East teams from a numbers point of view. Seeing the critical acclaim Cracked Sidewalks‘ very own John Pudner received for his tremendous Value Add statistic* from Sports Illustrated as well as others, I figured […]

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A ‘Switchable’ dilemma: Wilson, Jones, Anderson each bring versatility

“Switchables.” If you don’t know what those are, well, you should. They are Buzz Williams’ favorite type of player and the size/skill set he has based his coaching philosophy around. Switchables are usually in the 6-foot-5 to 6-foot-8 range and have a multi-faceted skill set and can guard multiple positions on the court. Think a […]

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Best case/worst case scenarios: Breaking down Marquette’s roster

The Marquette Golden Eagles will open up their 2011-2012 season in exactly three weeks at the Bradley Center, which means we have 21 days to bring you as much preseason coverage to get you ready. From Darius Johnson-Odom to Derrick Wilson, every player will enter the season with expectations. It would seem that each of […]

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Around the interwebs

Big East writers preseason poll The Big East writers revealed how they thought the season would shake out, predicting Syracuse to top the league, Providence to hang on for dear life, and our very own Golden Eagles to finish in fifth. DJO also selected to the All-Big East team, receiving two votes for Player of […]

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Blue looks to rebound after poor freshman season

You don’t need to remind Vander Blue that his freshman year was anything but spectacular. From the media backlash regarding his recruitment to unrealistic expectations that he, Marquette’s highest rated recruit since Doc Rivers, would start from day one and have a major impact, the cards were stacked against Blue and he was forced to […]

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