According to this report from a K-State blog penned by a reporter from the Wichita Eagle, it appears that MU is in pursuit of 6'2" combo guard Varez Ward from the Patterson School in Lenior, NC. Marquette is in good company with Ward -- Texas, Arkansas, K-State and FSU have also offered according to his coach.
Also today, Rosiak files this report on the outlook for Buzz Williams first year on the sidelines at MU -- somewhat of a very early season preview. In addition, Buzz Williams sat down with Todd Rosiak for a thorough overview of the program in this blog entry. Among the most interesting nuggets:
- Regarding the last open scholarship -- Williams indicated it could be used for either the 08 or 09 classes;
- Williams expects Butler and Fulce to be 'ahead of the curve' as compared to true freshmen next season;
- David Cubillan will have surgery on his left shoulder soon. He recently had surgery on his right shoulder and has not had an individual workout yet this off-season.
- Williams took the high-road on the Tyshawn Taylor situation. Smart.
- There are no updates on McNeal's NBA process in the report
- Varez Ward is not mentioned in the Rosiak update.