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YOU MAKE THE CALL: Who Will Lead Marquette In Assists?

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Which Golden Eagle will do the best job of setting the table in 2014-15?

Derrick Wilson returns as Marquette's assists leader from last season, averaging 4.2 assists per game.
Derrick Wilson returns as Marquette's assists leader from last season, averaging 4.2 assists per game.
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We continue the fine tradition of allowing you, the fair reader, to determine the course of history, and vote for what you think will happen with Marquette this season.

We already looked at Marquette's leading scorer this season, so now we turn to the guy setting the scorer up.  The likely candidates to lead MU in assists in 2014-15:

  • Derrick Wilson.  The senior led MU in assists last season, and by a wide margin: 135 to just 82 for Jamil Wilson in second place.  He finished in the top 220 in the country in assist rate as well.
  • Matt Carlino.  The transfer from BYU had his lowest assists average last season, when he was handing out 4.3 assists per game, down from 4.8 his sophomore year and 4.6 his freshman year.  As solid as Derrick Wilson's assist rate was, Carlino was even better, accounting for nearly 30% of the Cougars' assists when he was on the floor last season, which was the 85th best mark in the country.
  • Duane Wilson.  I don't know if the redshirt freshman is going to get a chance to show off his point guard skills all that much with Carlino and "No Relation" Derrick on the roster.  But if Marquette plays a style with multiple combinations of guards on the floor at once and it doesn't really matter who initiates offense, then it could flatten out everyone's stats and give Duane a chance to end up on top.

I could listen to people making claims for John Dawson, but I don't know if he'll get as much run as these three guys, or if he'll really end up on the floor without one of them out there with him.  I don't think there's anyone else who really has a chance to top the stat sheet for helpers this year, but if you've got a crazy theory, that's what the comments section is for.