"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

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

No surprises as signing period opens

As expected Marquette today announced that junior college standout Jae Crowder and Philadelphia prep star D.J. Newbill signed their letters of intent with the university.

Crowder, a dead-ringer for Denver Nuggets forward Rolando Balkman, fills the program's most immediate need -- replacing Lazar Hayward. At 6'6" and 220 pounds, Crowder figures to step into the Warriors' rotation and contribute immediately. Todd Rosiak delivered a terrific feature on Crowder earlier today. The official Marquette news release can be found here.

D.J. Newbill also formally signed with MU today after verbally committing in January. The official Marquette news release can be found here. Newbill will join a talented group of freshmen guards this fall -- Vander Blue, Reggie Smith and Jamail Jones.

....Now things get interesting for Buzz Williams. By all accounts Williams and his staff are aggressively recruiting a number of talented players, one or two of whom could be on campus this fall. Among the names floating around --

I'm sure there are many other kids in play for Marquette with nearly a month to go in the spring signing period. Of course, as constituted the Warriors are full-up on the scholarship front for next season so if Buzz is out recruiting, somebody is on their way out.

2 comments:

Brent said...

You should weigh-in on the team of the decade post. Gives us MU patrons something to do in the off-season.

http://boards.espn.go.com/boards/mb/mb?sport=ncaa&id=269&tid=4834007&lid=5

Tim Blair said...

Brent, thanks for reading and for the suggestion. If you're interested, MUScoop took up the topic a couple of months ago, http://www.muscoop.com/index.php?topic=18384.0

I'll keep it in mind during the off-season, TB