Fr guard Haanif Cheatham will wear No. 25

Steve Wojciechowski statement on issuing of jersey number “We would like to clarify to the Marquette men’s basketball community the recent news regarding the assignment of No. 24 for next season and clear up any confusion that may exist externally regarding the issues that have developed this week.

“The decision was the result of an internal miscommunication and it wasn’t our intent to disregard the accomplishments of George Thompson or any of our other great players whose banners hang in the arena.

Haanif Cheatham

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for what George and all of the previous Marquette players have meant to the program, the University and the greater Milwaukee community. Their individual contributions have collectively made Marquette the special place it is for a player to receive an elite-level education and competitive experience.”

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