"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

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Collegehoops.net Previews Marquette

OK, summer is over and Midnight Madness can't come around fast enough. Anybody need a fix? Check out Eric Silver's terrific MU preview over at Collegehoops.net Per CHN, MU is the preseason #5 team in the Big East. The most interesting tidbit in the preview? - - - learning that Lazar Hayward was Notre Dame Prep's leading scorer last season, outpacing Paul Harris (Syracuse) and Derrick Caracter (Louisville).

College basketball is still dominated by guards, and Marquette has the best trio of guards in the league. All three starters – James, McNeal, and Matthews – are warriors in the best sense of the word. Having Fitzgerald and Cubillan coming off the bench means Marquette also has the deepest guard corps in the conference. Crean’s crew should finish no lower than sixth in the Big East; if Barro can get 8 points and 5 boards a game, and if someone moves ahead of the pack to become a solid back-up at the 4/5, MU should finish higher. They’re a Top 25 team based on their guards alone. If everyone stays healthy, Marquette will likely finish fifth.
Here's the link.

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