Tag Archives: Steve Taylor

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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A healthy Steve Taylor making a difference for MU

Steve Taylor’s sophomore season began as nothing short of a nightmare. He was riding the momentum of a strong end to his freshman season, going 12-for-23 and grabbing 27 rebounds in his final seven regular season games, showing off the size, versatility and bounce that made him a consensus top-100 2013 recruit and three-time state […]

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Red-hot Jamil Wilson finding his new role again

In May we documented how senior switchable Jamil Wilson had transformed each of his two seasons playing at Marquette, filling in at center as a redshirt-sophomore and seeing more time on the perimeter as a trailer in his redshirt-junior season. As a senior, Wilson was expected to change once again. With 6-foot-9 junior-college transfer Jameel […]

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2011, 2012 recruiting classes crippling Marquette rotation

Al McGuire said it perfectly, that “the best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores.” McGuire’s quote likely could have extended to sophomores becoming juniors, and juniors becoming seniors. There’s a natural progression that all Division I basketball players go through, and coaching staffs do their best to move that along as quickly and […]

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Marquette receives commitment from 7-footer Pierce

It didn’t have the ripple effect across Twitter that Jahlil Okafor’s and Cliff Alexander’s announcements did, but Marquette received an oral commitment from 7-footer Satchel Pierce on Friday evening. Pierce is Marquette’s fourth player to sign on for the 2014 class, joining Ahmed Hill, Sandy Cohen and Marial Shayok. A fifth commit, Sandburg’s Malek Harris, […]

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Predicting the Marquette season

Predictions are always fun because they stir up controversy, yield discussion and, if you’re wrong, people rarely take the time to go find a post from six months ago and tell you where you messed up. In all seriousness, though, what Buzz Williams plans to do this season is becoming clearer and there’s a heap […]

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