Marquette is one of 14 teams with more than one freshman in the top 20% of all players according to Value Add Basketball. Kentucky has four, while Arizona, Auburn, Florida State, Maryland and Miami FL have three.
Sam Hauser (600th of 4000+) and Markus Howard (682nd and skyrocketing) let MU join UCLA, Michigan State, Virginia, Appalachian State, St. John's Penn State and Drexel with two elite freshman.
During Saturday's loss to Wisconsin, Sam Hauser was finally stopped, but the other incredible freshman three-point shooter was incredible again.
When it comes to hitting threes, Marquette's freshman lap the field. There are only three freshman in the country who have hit at least 20 three-pointers at a 50% clip - MUs two stars and Hofstra's Eli Pemberton.
Josh Hart is the top ranked player in any of the Power 6 Conferences in both Value Add and www.kenpom.com at this point.
Here are the top 10 freshman three-point shooters among those who have hit at least 20 this season.
|Freshman with 20+ 3PM||3PM-3PA||Pct|
|Eli Pemberton, No.5, Hofstra||21-41||51.2%|
|Sam Hauser, No.10, Marquette||23-45||51.1%|
|Markus Howard, No.0, Marquette||21-42||50.0%|
|Kari Jonsson, No.12, Drexel||22-46||47.8%|
|Lauri Markkanen, No.10, Arizona||21-44||47.7%|
|Isaiah Ross, No.2, UMKC||20-43||46.5%|
|Lonzo Ball, No.2, UCLA||24-53||45.3%|
|Marcus LoVett, No.15, St. John's||20-45||44.4%|
|Shamorie Ponds, No.2, St. John's||31-70||44.3%|
|Myles Powell, No.13, Seton Hall||22-53||41.5%|