"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

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Mortensen reroutes his mission

Matt Mortensen, a 6'6" swingman from Provo, Utah, has decided to set aside his Mormon mission for the time being and join the Marquette basketball team in the fall of 2005. Matt brings the number of 1st team all-state newcomers at Marquette to 5 (Dan Fitzgerald in Minnesota in 2003, Jerel McNeal in Illinois, Dominic James in Indiana, Wesley Matthews in Wisconsin and Mortensen in Utah).

Mortensen reportedly is not just a sharpershooter, but an athletic slasher, who can finish in the lane. See this Journal Sentinel article for more on Mort, as well as some information on two other Marquette recruiting targets, Jamil Lott and Dwight Burke.

Without a doubt, Marquette will have a young roster next year, but the athleticism and talent coming into the program is definitely encouraging.

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