The Marquette Golden Eagles will meet a familiar face Wednesday night when they meet up with former Marquette player and director of basketball operations Brian Wardle and the Green Bay Phoenix. Wardle is in his first year as head coach and returns two starters from a team that won 22 games last season. Marquette holds a 7-2 record all-time between the two teams, with the most recent match up coming in 1996, when Marquette came out victorious 55-39.
Here's a quick look at the player personnel of the Phoenix.
Rahmon Fletcher: A first team All-Horizon league member in his junior season a year ago, Fletcher is the go-to guy in the Phoenix offense. He led the league in points (17.1) in conference play and led the team during the season. He picked up right where he left off, going for 16 points in the Phoenix's 75-39 win over Minnesota-Duluth Saturday.
Bryquis Perine: One of the most improved players in the Horizon league a year ago, Perine will keep Marquette guards busy with his three point shooting and ability to get to the free throw line. He averaged 13.4 points per game last season and opened 2010 with 11 points, six rebounds, and four assists.
Jarvis Williams: A transfer from Kirkwood (Iowa) Community College, Williams will be asked to pick up slack left by graduations a year ago. He averaged 16.5 points and 8.8 rebounds as a freshman and will be asked to contribute right away.
Alec Brown: The first seven-footer in UW-Green Bay history, Brown has a boatload of potential once he can add to his 215-pound frame. For now, he should serve as a good barometer for Chris Otule and Davante Gardner in the middle. He blocked six shots against Minnesota-Duluth and also hauled in six rebounds.
Seth Evans: Evans will need to step up his production on the offensive end this season with the loss of the seniors. He shot 40 percent from beyond the arc last season in 18 minutes a game, and with all the problems Marquette has had guarding the three, Evans could be in line for a big night.
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