Monday, September 29, 2008


September 29, 2008

Buzz Williams has been buzzing since taking over for Tom Crean at Marquette. The new Golden Eagles head coach already has secured new verbal commitments from Jeronne Maymon, Junior Cadougan and Dwight Buycks and re-affirming the previous commitment of Erik Williams. The sudden departure of Trevor Mbakwe has opened another scholarship and the staff has been pursuing several front court prospects to close out an excellent class as well as a highly rated shooting guard.

Todd Rosiak has a lengthy Interview With Michael Snaer for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Snaer is a highly touted 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Moreno Valley (CA) and he took a trip to Marquette for an official visit this weekend. During the campus visit, there were a few open runs involving the basketball team which allowed Rosiak to get Look at Snaer (Journal-Sentinel) in action. Previous verbal commitment Jeronne Maymon was also on the campus for a visit and it allowed Rosiak some time Checking in With Jerrone Maymon (J-S) as well.

In other MU recruiting news, Sasa Borovnjak Will Take an Official Visit to Marquette, according to Boyscouthoops.com. Borovnjak is a 6-foot-9, 230 pound Serbian that is currently attending Veritas Christian Academy in North Carolina. MU head coach Buzz Williams recently made a trip to watch the Serb workout at Veritas and offered him to come check out Marquette for their Midnight Madness event. Another school of high interest to Borovnjak is North Carolina State. He hopes to sign with a school in November.

Here’s the Buzz from Jeff Goodman and his Good ‘N Plenty Basketball Blog at FoxSports.com on Buzz Williams as he prepares to lead the experience-laden Marquette team into the season. Williams was an assistant for MU last season before being picked to succeed Tom Crean when he left for the head coaching position at Indiana. With his loaded backcourt and a fast-improving Lazar Hayward, if you into College Basketball Betting for March Madness success, maybe this Golden Eagle squad is one to watch in the 2008-2009 season.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008


September 24, 2008

Recapping some recruiting notes linked at the NBE Basketball Report in recent days on the Golden Eagles so Wisconsin residents can take a break from checking the NFL Odds of their beloved Packers reaching the Super Bowl in '09.

Sean Kilpatrick had a big senior year at White Plains (NY) High School, averaging over 25 points per game and was a hit spring target for many programs, even giving a brief verbal commitment to St. John’s last spring as he hoped to be part of the 2008 incoming class. Now that he is at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg (MA) and a member of the class of 2009, Kilpatrick Has Named Providence as his Leader, according to ZagsBlog.net as new Providence coach Keno Davis continues to hit the recruiting trail hard in New England and the surrounding area. Cincinnati, who also made a run at him last spring, is involved still with a scholarship offer and Marquette is also showing strong interest (no offer yet) in the 6-foot-5 wing guard.

Some recruiting lists from players at the recent Hoop Group Fall Jam Fest:

John Johnson ’11, Girard College HS (PA), Hunting Park Warriors (PA): LSU, Marquette, La Salle, Virginia Tech, St. Joseph’s, Villanova and Notre Dame.

Jean Paul Kambola ’10, St. Benedict’s (NJ), Grassroots Canada: Kansas, Arizona, Syracuse, Michigan, Louisville, Miami, Marquette, Minnesota, Virginia, and Louisiana Tech

Kyrie Irving ’10, St. Patrick’s (NJ), New Jersey Roadrunners: Kansas, Kansas State, Indiana, Villanova, Syracuse, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Rutgers, Providence, Pitt, Notre Dame, Marquette, Georgetown, UConn, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Memphis, Duke, USC, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, Wake Forest, Ohio State, Texas A&M, St. Joseph’s, Arizona, and George Washington

Fuquan Edwin ‘10, Paterson Catholic (NJ), Playaz Red (NJ): Providence, UMass, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Marquette, Texas, and La Salle
Favorites: Providence, UMass, and Marquette are his top three, but Edwin said, “I like all of them.”
Dream School: UMass

Carson Desrosiers ’10, Central Catholic (MA), Expressions Elite (MA): Syracuse, Rutgers, Providence, Pitt, Richmond, Fordham, Oregon State, Arizona State, Purdue, New Hampshire, Marquette, Virginia, UMass, Notre Dame, and UNLV
Favorites: None; “I still have another year to go, so I’m just going to take it easy.”
Note- Desrosiers, who said he “took a visit to Syracuse and Providence . . . [and] liked them both,” mentioned that New Hampshire “was [the] first school over the summer” to extend a scholarship offer.

Nadir Tharpe ’11, Brewster Academy (NH), New England Playaz: Xavier, Georgetown, Providence, Marquette, Boston College, and UMass
Favorites: Xavier, Georgetown, and Providence.


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