Tag Archives: Jimmy Butler

Duane Wilson’s injury means back to 2010 style

When freshman Junior Cadougan crumbled to the Kasten gym floor in September 2009 with a torn Achilles tendon , it left an already thin point-guard position even weaker. The top-100 recruit was expected to play a significant role on Marquette’s second unit, but a four-to-six month rehabilitation prognosis ended those talks for the foreseeable future. […]

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Big East alumni in the ESPN NBA Rank top-500

Almost two months ago we selected the first hypothetical Big East All-NBA team, with convoluted rules–obviously Dwyane Wade never played in the Big East–but pretty decent results. Why were they decent? ESPN said so, duh. ESPN once again released its list of the NBA’s top 500 players to much consternation and backlash on social media. […]

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JUCO transfers come full-circle for Buzz

This is Part 5 of an exclusive six-part series documenting how Marquette head coach Buzz Williams has grown since he took over the helm in 2008. Part I (Sept. 9): Four dusty corners: Where it all began Part II (Sept. 16): Bringing order to a chaotic life, one day at a time Part III (Sept. 24): Buzz Williams: […]

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With Buzz Williams it’s not what, but why

This is Part 4 of an exclusive five-part series documenting how Marquette head coach Buzz Williams has grown since he took over the helm in 2008. Part I (Sept. 9): Four dusty corners: Where it all began Part II (Sept. 16): Bringing order to a chaotic life, one day at a time Part III (Sept. 24): Buzz […]

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The mystery of Marquette’s Deonte Burton

The lack of news each offseason has a way of turning tiny question marks into must-answer situations. It’s the state of the business but does make for intriguing discussion and analysis. Sometimes the questions are answered, and sometimes they aren’t; in the case of freshmen — like this one today — sometimes they don’t need […]

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Strotman: Blue’s own mistake lands him undrafted

When asked in May why he made the decision to forgo his senior season and enter the NBA Draft, Vander Blue confidently told the Journal-Sentinel’s Charles Gardner that he “[knew] how this process works” and that he was just “trying to follow the footsteps of Jimmy [Butler]” and the rest of the Marquette basketball alumni […]

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