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.
- A week ago, we mentioned the post season accolades received by Jeronne Maymon, but it appears we missed some accolades for one of his future teammates. Back on March 17th, future Golden Eagle Erik Williams was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All State Team in Class 5A.
- A couple of quick recruiting updates. First, according to Adam Zagoria, former Seton Hall commit DeAndre Kane has Marquette among his final three schools and is looking to set up a visit. Elsewhere, 2009 combo guard Darius Smith has made his choice and he's going to be playing in the Big East, but it won't be at Marquette. The 6'2 senior from Chicago Marshall has decided to play for the UConn Huskies next year. Lastly, according to the Chicago Tribune, Marquette's coaches have recently been taking a look at Whitney Young senior Marcus Jordan, son of Michael. No offer has been extended yet, but with Buzz still looking for talent in the 2009 class, you never know.