After an off-season coaching change there is no doubt that things are looking very good for the future of Marquette basketball.
When Buzz Williams left for Virginia Tech
some wondered what the future of Marquette
basketball would hold. The Golden Eagles hired a head coach with no prior experience leading a program, but the 2015 class has the future looking very bright for Marquette.
After a disappointing 2013-14 season, Marquette had some uncertainty and might again be on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament for the 2014-15 season, but that won’t be the case for long as Steve Wojciechowski has a loaded roster beginning to come of age after that.
Heading into the 2015-16 season, Marquette will have a very talented team, and not one of the projected starters would be a senior. With the addition of Henry Ellenson
on Thursday, the Golden Eagles now have a potential big time NBA player who likely starts from day one at the power forward position.
That is good as it is, but then consider that Indiana
transfer, and former four-star recruit, Luke Fischer
will be a junior at center, Deonte Burton
will be a junior at small forward, and the backcourt will have a combination of four-star prospects such as Jajuan Johnson
, Duane Wilson
, Haanif Cheatham
, and Nick Noskowiak
, and it is easy to see why people are very excited with what Marquette is bringing to the table.
As if that isn’t enough, Marquette will only lose forward Steve Taylor
for sure off of that team, and if Ellenson were to play two years of college basketball, would mean that the entire core of the team returns again in 2016-17 giving Marquette fans a lot to be excited about.
The talent will definitely be in place for Wojciechowski and his staff to be one of the best, if not the best team in the Big East and the country with the roster that has been assembled. Now they will need to find consistent shooting and guard play, but things look especially set in the frontcourt.
Not many schools can boast the talent in the frontcourt that Marquette will have. They now will boast Fischer, Ellenson, and four-star 2015 pledge Matt Heldt
, along with Burton to give them as good a frontcourt as there likely is to be in the country.
As long as the guard play measures up, and there is no real reason to think it won’t, there is likely to be a lot of success at Marquette under Wojciechowski and it is easy to see why their fans are so excited.
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