"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 30, 2009

Quick updates from all over

Some of us are still recovering from the heartbreaking loss to Missouri that brought an end to Marquette's season and the career of the "Three Amigos" little more than a week ago. While the season is over, there's still plenty of MU news to catch up on that you may have missed:

  • First and foremost, great news today as Jerel McNeal was named an Associated Press 2nd Team All American. That makes Jerel the 26th All American in MU history, and the first since Dominic James was honorable mention in 2007.
  • HoopScoop recently came out with their ranking of the top 20 Up and Coming coaches in college basketball, and Buzz Williams made the list. While the entire rankin requires a subscription, you can check out the Buzz mention on HoopScoop's free page.
  • While you're there, be sure to scroll down just a bit farther, and you'll see another Marquette mention. HoopScoop also put together a list of the top 100 Assistant coaches in college basketball, and MU's Tony Benford checks in at #14.


Oliver said...

Has anyone seen Marcus Jordan play? The article doesn't impress me that much. He sounds like a short 2 guard that can't shoot and isn't especially quick.

Is he being helped or hurt by his famous name?

Joe said...

D. Kane's final schools are MU, Rhode Island, and Marshall. Gotta wonder about the talent level there.....is he a High D-1 prospect? Or is this Brandon Bell 2.0?

bma725 said...

Those are Kane's final schools because he wants playing time right away. He also had offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Seton Hall and Pittsburgh. But none of those schools could offer the playing time potential for next year that these three schools can.

As for Bell, he may not have turned out great, but he had offers from Arizona, Boston College, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and West Virginia. So it's not like MU is the only one that missed on him.

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