"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Monday, March 21, 2005

Marquette lands another tremendous talent

Although Marquette's season ended in disappointment, the future continues to look brighter and brighter. On Sunday night, Scott Christopherson, a 6'2", 180 pound sophomore from Melrose-Mindoro High School in Melrose, Wisconsin, committed to the Warriors.

Here is the link

Christopherson has been favorably compared with Travis Diener at the same stage. He apparently has a very high on court IQ, is a deadly shooter and passer, and has enough athleticism to throw down nasty dunks on the opposition. In fact, one avid poster and recruiting guru on the Dodds Marquettehoops.com board said he saw Christopherson throw down a two-handed dunk over Wisconsin commit, JP Gavinski, who is 6'10". This guru referred to Scott as "Diener with hops."

Things are looking way up for the future of Marquette basketball. Expect to see many three guard lineups, with Dominic James, Jerel McNeal, Wesley Matthews, Anthony Green, Matt Mortensen and Scott Christopherson all coming in the next three years. If Crean is able to land a top flight big man, this team will soar in the New Big East.


Anonymous said...

Marquette is taking commitments from sophomores now? please. this seems kind of silly.

RealChiliWarrior said...

when he is one of the top 30 players in the country for his age...i will take him.....silly not to.....

Marq2000 said...

Exactly. Not silly at all when the kid is this talented. It would be foolish not to take the commitment! Scott is going to be an important part of MU hoops going forward into the future.

NY Warrior said...

This commitment is nothing but good news for MU. It demonstrates both the appeal and continuity of the program -- and is particularly encouraging to see a kid from rural Wisconsin commit to MU.

Anonymous said...

If Deiner had committed after his sophomore season, would that have been silly too?

I just hope he doesn't turn into Damon Bailey.