Is Wally getting Woj bombed?


Photo by Anthony Giacomino/ Paint Touches

Let’s set the scene.

Marquette has 0 scholarships left to give for the 2016-’17 season with the additions of Markus Howard and Katin Reinhardt last week.

Marquette has very little size on its roster, with only two players (Luke Fischer and Matt Heldt) sitting 6-foot-8 or taller.

Marquette is actively recruiting at least two 2016 players (grad transfer LG Gill and high school recruit Kalif Young), with both set to take official visits next weekend. Gill is not a prototypical power forward, but has size at 6-foot-8 and is being recruited by Texas, Maryland and Iowa State. Young is a more typical “4” at 6-foot-9, 265 pounds and has Providence and Alabama as the other two suitors.

All three points are indisputable facts, not conjecture. Add them all up and what do you get? Somebody currently on the roster won’t be in the not-too-distant future. Big East Coast Bias did a good job of going through the suspects.

But guessing which player will be forced out without any knowledge is disparaging to the players involved and not really conducive to accuracy.

Enter Twitter.

On its own, this is meaningless and speculating on what cryptic message this conveys would be a waste of time.

But guess who retweeted it?

Ok, that’s still innocuous enough, Wally is obviously family and those emojis are the 2016 version of saying Amen.

But this is the kicker. Guess which pair of brothers unfollowed Steve Wojciechowski on Twitter? Winner winner, the Ellenson bros. They both still follow all of their Marquette teammates, other coaches and even the school itself. They both used to follow Woj, but no longer do so.

Mom and Pop Ellenson also curiously stopped following Woj.

Things that make you go hmm indeed. Still not convinced? They all unfollowed the Marquette Basketball Twitter account as well.

I can’t point with any certainty when this occurred, but as of 10:40 PM Cleveland time on April 20, this was the case. Whether all this is right and what implications it may have going forward, that’s for a different day.

For now, all signs point to Wally being Woj bombed.

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5 Comments on “Is Wally getting Woj bombed?”

  1. Ryan Jackson
    April 21, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    I thought we agreed on the term Pole-Axing?

    • April 21, 2016 at 11:25 am #

      TBH, I literally couldn’t remember what it was. I did try, though. Too late.

  2. Bradsher Wilkins
    April 21, 2016 at 9:06 pm #

    Wojo learned his self-serving shadiness from the best…no one should be surprised at his disingenuity

  3. April 23, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    The truth in such things usually falls in the middle. He probably was pushed out vs sitting at the end of the bench on scholarship and not playing. His parents probably “shopped” the brothers together to prospective schools.
    The truth is that he is a gifted track athlete, more so than basketball, and should have been on a track scholarship at both schools, not basketball. He is on full scholarship and has a potential career in track in and after the Olympics so it makes sense.
    There is also a pattern of discontent and transfer. Dad started at MU and transferred to UW. Wally, and thus the family, switched high schools at the start of his sophomore year. Wally started at UMinn, didn’t play under two coaches, and transferred to MU. Ellwood transferred to Valley City after one year at Bemidji.
    There is likely less drama here than it seems. MUBB wants to win/be a better team next and Wally Ellenson wants to pursue his dreams while on a full ride…both are being accomplished now.


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