With August coming to a close quickly, here's a look at news items about the Marquette hoops program from the past few days:
- First, Liam McMorrow is quite the intriguing character. The Canadian seven-footer grew several inches in the last few years and initially played hoops to mollify incessant questions about his athletic interests. BTW, as tough as this kid might be, I'm guessing his hockey thug brother sets the tone at home. Read all about it here in the Toronto Sun.
- Rivals.com is out with their post-summer rankings for the class of 2009. All three of MU's 2009 high school commits cracked the top 100: Jeronne Maymon (#46), Junior Cadougan (#60), and Erik Williams (#99). A fine showing for MU -- and we expect Williams to rise during his senior year as he returns to full health following the ankle injury last winter.
- Tom Shanahan, columnist for the Voice of San Diego, remembers Al McGuire with now notable playwright Dick Enberg. Good stuff, as always, when it's about Coach Al.
- Mark Miller of Wishoops.net updates readers on several players, including 2010 guard Chim (T.J.) Kadima who just visited MU.
- Mike DeCourcy from TSN penned a Q/A with new coach Buzz Williams. While the interview is quite good and we realize coach Williams can't discuss the 2009 class, Mike chose not to pepper Buzz with questions about coaching at a school "outside his geographic comfort zone" or the disadvantages of recruiting at the "Western edge of an Eastern league". Apparently TC was too busy finalizing his own contract to FUD* the Warriors program once more. Regardless, Buzz is refreshingly honest and it shows in this Q/A once more when he calls a spade a spade in reference to MU's big men, "we are very disproportionate, as it compares to our league, to have four scholarships at one position."
- MUScoop asks: Is a low post threat essential for a championship level team? Jump in.
*Fear Uncertainty Doubt