Tag Archives: Juan Anderson

Marquette: Who will bring back the defensive mojo?

When Buzz Williams secured a commitment from graduate transfer Trent Lockett in 2012, it appeared to be a match made in heaven. A strong defender with an efficient offensive skill set (think Jimmy Butler) was the quintessential player in Williams’ system, and the 13.3 points per game he averaged in his final two seasons at […]

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Marquette Year in Review: Juan Anderson

We apologize for these player reviews being so late into the offseason — Marquette played its last game nearly two months ago — but that pesky thing called the real world got in the way. That, and the coaching chance made us put these bad boys on the back burner. We’ll try and give you […]

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Marquette players caught in crossfire of coaching search

March 24, 2014. The events of this day have become Marquette folktale. It was the day Marquette spotted, tamed and captured Moby Dick. And by Moby Dick, I mean Virginia Commonwealth head coach Shaka Smart. He was the whale that UCLA couldn’t even lure away last offseason. But the Golden Eagles had. Only they hadn’t. Too […]

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How Marquette can fix itself for next year

The somewhat surprising news came down around 7:45 p.m. that Marquette was not selected to participate in the National Invitation Tournament, and it officially closed the book on one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory. A source told Paint Touches that Marquette did not turn down an invitation and, judging from the tweets […]

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Evaluating Marquette predictions: On, off, up in the air

The non-conference season is officially over, which means it’s only fair to revisit predictions, presumptions and questions that we, Paint Touches, the general population and the rest of the media covering Marquette had entering the season. Some were easy, others were more difficult and the rest were real question marks that weren’t worth guessing on. […]

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Juan Anderson: Back and better than ever

Eight months ago, I was bummed. I received a text message that sophomore Juan Anderson had decided to transfer from Marquette, citing personal reasons and an opportunity to earn more playing time closer to home. Through two years the Oakland native had battled nagging injuries, junior-college transfers playing ahead of him and the nasty reality […]

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