Tag Archives: Marquette

The best of the new faces

31 Oct

Iowa State is loaded with transfers. Will be enough to get the Cyclones to the NCAA tournament? (PHOTO: Bill Neibergall)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The transfer list gets bigger and bigger every year. For some programs, a transfer could add an instant impact and experienced player. Today we look at the best transfer in each of the power conferences. Continue reading

NHR Top 100: #45 Jae Crowder, SF, Marquette

26 Oct

(PHOTO: Getty Images)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 45 – Jae Crowder, SF, Sr., Marquette

I didn’t miss very often on high school prospects in the great state of Georgia. I especially didn’t miss on players that were physical specimens that had to go to junior college. I love those kinds of players. They are the true wild card.

Enter Crowder. Continue reading

NHR Top 100: #53 Darius Johnson-Odom, SG, Marquette

19 Oct

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 53 – Darius Johnson-Odom, SG, Sr., Marquette

Admittedly, I love Buzz Williams teams. Why? Because they are fun to watch. They compete. They defend. They entertain.

The foundation piece to all of this is Johnson-Odom. Hide your kids, hide your momma, hide your husbands. Don’t sleep on DJO because he can fly with the eagles. Continue reading

Going Greene

2 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

One of the elite players in the class of 2013 is Brannen Greene.

He can shoot, get to the rim and distribute. At 6-foot-6, he has great size for the shooting guard position and his frame has filled out enough that he has a college ready body as well, making him even more attractive to coaches at the next level. Continue reading

Inside the SEC: August 2

2 Aug

By Matt Fultz
National Hoops Report

Believe it or not but college basketball is right around the corner. To get you ready for the SEC, we look at the top 10 best non-conference games in the league. Also, news about a huge transfer for the conference and which SEC players are still in the mix for the World University Games.  Continue reading

Wisconsin: Sleeper state for HS talent

18 Jul

By Danny Hazan
National Hoops Report

When running through a list of high school hoops hotbeds, one may rattle off 10 different states before considering Wisconsin.

But these days that would be a gross oversight, and if the classes of 2013 and 2014 are any indication, the state formerly known nationally for it’s cheese and Brett Favre will have a new reputation among basketball fans. Continue reading

Just a Minute: July 8

8 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Day two of the July evaluation period is in the books and the under the radar guys are emerging, the head coaches are in Akron, a power broker pulls a bold move and one hard-working assistant coach was given a not-so-nice gift for a July birthday present. Continue reading

The good news and bad news of the Big East schedule

2 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

While we are just heading into July, the first big event on the 2011-2012 Big East men’s basketball calendar has already come and gone with the official announcement of the conference opponents.

With most conferences playing an unbalanced league schedule these days, the conference schedule can go a long way to determining which schools qualify for the NCAA Tournament.  In no other conference is this a bigger deal than in the Big East with its 16 teams. Continue reading

Road Dawgs

26 May

An aggressive East Coast swing could be a great preview for Washington basketball.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Lorenzo Romar is taking his young team on the road in 2011-2012. The schedule includes a pair of games in New York City at Madison Square Garden to play Duke and Marquette. The trip East could be the difference maker to glue his squad together. Continue reading

Everyone wants a piece of Mitch McGary

16 May

Big man Mitch McGary is one of the fastest rising prospects in America.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Mitch McGary is blowing up.

He knows it. Coaches know it. Recruitniks know it. Everyone knows it.

The 6-foot-9 post from Brewster Academy (N.H.) via Chesterton, Indiana has shined at the spring events. He’s jumped from a player ranked near the bottom of the top 100 lists to No. 15 overall in the class of 2012. Continue reading