Archive | April, 2013

Player review: Jamil Wilson

What he did well: After showing some signs of life in his first season with Marquette–he sat out the 2010-11 season after transferring from Oregon–Wilson was expected to be one of Marquette’s breakout players following the departures of Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder. That didn’t happen entirely for the 6-foot-7 Wilson, but more strides were […]

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The 10 most incredible Marquette statistics

What a ride it was for Marquette in 2012-13. Twenty-six wins, a shared Big East regular season title, an Elite 8 appearance and two All-Big East players. We know about Vander Blue’s 30-point effort, Davante Gardner’s impressive performance against Syracuse, Junior Cadougan’s dominance against Wisconsin and the Golden Eagles’ defensive numbers in a Sweet 16 […]

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Saturday Mailbag: The aftermath

We’re back to the Saturday mailbag, where we’re taking your questions from Twitter, Facebook and email and answering them. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet @PaintTouches, write it on our Facebook wall or send an email to PaintTouches@gmail.com. On to the mailbag: 1. Best end-of-the-game lineup next year? (@JoePendergast) We addressed the starting lineup in last […]

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Player Breakdown: Derrick Wilson

What he did well: Described by coach Buzz Williams as one of the best defensive freshman he ever coached last season, Derrick Wilson’s best attribute his sophomore season remained his tenacious D. Although it’s difficult to quantify with numbers, as his steal rate isn’t eye-popping, Wilson does a tremendous job at keeping his man in […]

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Player review: Jake Thomas

What he did well: Jake Thomas arrived in Milwaukee two seasons ago with some high expectations. The 175 3-pointers his first two years at South Dakota intrigued many who believed the 6-foot-4 transfer could come in as a sharpshooter for the 3-point-deprived Golden Eagles when he became eligible. When Paint Touches spoke to Thomas in […]

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Thomas set to return to Marquette

It’s rare that a high-school recruit de-commits and then re-commits to that same school. And it’s even rarer that a player is publicly set to transfer from a school and ultimately returns just two weeks later. But that’s what has happened with shooting guard Jake Thomas. The redshirt junior will return to Marquette after the […]

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