The second year head coach scored a verbal commitment from Philadelphia (Pa.) Strawberry Mansion standout D.J. Newbill.
"It feels great," Newbill told Jim Ganzer of MarquetteHoops.com. "Marquette has great coaches. Their whole team works hard and plays hard. You get better playing in their system, and they will get the most out of you."
Among the other schools that showed interest in the 6-foot-3 shooting guard were West Virginia, Drexel, Nebraska, LaSalle, Niagra, St. Joseph and Temple. Newbill cited the Big East conference as one of the many reasons he went with the Golden Eagles.
"Playing in the Big East is really a dream come true," he said. "Growing up I never imagined I would play in the Big East, it's the hardest conference in the country. Every single game in that conference is crazy. Every one his hard fought and competitive."
Newbill, who visited Marquette for their Elite Camp over the summer, also listed the coaching staff, players and facilities as incentives to commit to Marquette.
"Looking at their practice facility and the Bradley Center – It's crazy. They put a lot of money into their program, and that shows you how much their basketball program means to them. Playing in the Bradley Center? I can't wait."