After holding what amounted to open auditions for a big man over the last several months, Buzz Williams found his man in 6'8" bruiser Davante Gardner. The Virginia product got the nod earlier this month after MU cycled through visits from Kevin Noreen, Gorgui Dieng, David Hahn, Steadman Short and presumably others. Welcome to the remarkably wacky world of recruiting. It says here that MU isn't done building next season's roster, so stay tuned.
Gardner talks about his decision to attend Marquette here. To make room for the latest recruit Yous Mbao left the program.
Other updates of note:
- Marquette University graduate Wesley Matthews is set to cash in as a free agent this summer. $34M anybody? Crazy money - good for him.
- Dominic James wrapped up a successful season in Turkey and spoke with the Richmond paper about his experience.
- MU signed a home and home with Vanderbilt.
- Also, please check out this well-written 'eulogy' on last season by Cian O'Day. Good stuff.
- Rosiak catches up with MU signee Jamail Jones.
- The Anonymous Eagle opines on Lazar Hayward's NBA chances.
- ESPNU recently covered the NBA Draft Camp in Chicago and had this segment on Lazar Hayward.
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