"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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Roster transition all the Buzz

Are we done yet, or more to come?  It's that time of year and roster movements are in full swing across the country and Marquette is no exception.

Last night Vander Blue decided to forego his senior season at Marquette and enter the NBA Draft.  A risky move, but with a weak 2013 draft and a dream to pursue he felt the timing was now.

Few draft experts have Vander on their mock drafts for 2013, but many have him solidly selected in 2014.

Jeff Goodman of CBS sportsline calls the move a "head scratcher" 

Other reactions can be found linked below

NBC: Blue to declare

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Michael Hunt reaction

SB Nation thinks he is a late first rounder

Juan Anderson announced yesterday he would transfer to a school closer to home, presumably in California or somewhere in the Pacific time zone.

Jake Thomas recently announced his intentions to transfer for his senior year after walking on at Marquette but playing with a scholarship the last two years.

Jamal Ferguson also announced he will transfer from Buzz Williams squad when school concludes in May.

It's that time of year.  Marquette was projected to be a top 15 team next year before Anderson and Blue made their announcements.  One would guess this will drop Marquette a bit, but Buzz Williams has done great things under many different circumstances.

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