Marquette Lands 3rd Top 100 Recruit

Tom Crean is taking care of business on the recruiting trail. Over the weekend, Crean secured his third commitment from a Top 100 prospect this summer.

Wes Matthews Jr. had a father who played at Wisconsin. Junior is not following in Sr.'s footsteps. On Sunday, Matthews made the decision to attend Marquette.

"When it came down to Wisconsin and Marquette, it come down to who wanted me more and where I could see myself," Matthews told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The 6-foot-4 Matthews out of Madison (Wisc.) Memorial is the third Top 100 prospect to commit to Tom Crean and his staff this year. Jerel McNeal, a versatile guard who was ranked No. 98, picked the Golden Eagles first. Then, later that same day, No. 63 Dominic James, a guard out of Indiana, selected Marquette over Purdue.

Matthews entered the summer ranked No. 83 on TheInsiders.com Top 100.

Last year at Memorial he averaged 15.5 points and his team reached the state finals.


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