Part 2: MU's recruiting options for Nov

Marquette has one more scholarship available for the November early signing period. Should they use it on a post player, now? Or bank it and pick up a player in the Spring like they did with Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder? In Part 2, I asked MU asst Coach Aki Collins for his insight.

Sounds like their options are wide open.

Collins said. "We have some good pieces coming back. We will try to shore up our front court. If a really good player showed up at a position of strength. We may take him ."

I also asked Aki about recruiting DJO and how DJO struggled last yr when his role changed in the offense. In yr 3 of the Williams era, without a penetrating PG for most of the season, Buzz's offense had to change from the drive and kick half court offenses [with the triplets in yr 1 and with Cubbie/Acker in yr2] to one where the 2G had to help create more offense. DJO's role as a Soph was to sit outside and hit the three. As a Jr, when DJO had to do more dribbling and creating his own offense, he really struggled with his shot at times. But he had great games vs. UWM and at UCONN in OT. Collins says that he was pretty happy on the bench when DJO hit his first three vs UWM.

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