Have you been wondering about the particular reasons why head coach Steve Wojciechowski brought in each of the four recruits that have signed for the class of 2015? Well, never fear, the PR wing of the athletic department is here for you, putting out press releases for each individual player, including Wojo's first public comments on each guy.
First, Henry Ellenson, a 6'10", 230 lb. forward from Rice Lake, Wisconsin:
"Henry is as talented as any player in the country and has a good chance to be the national player of the year as a senior," Wojciechowski said. "His versatility, which allows him to play at a high level all over the court, passion for the game and skill set made him a very unique prospect and as a result he was ranked among the top players in the nation.
"He is everything we are looking for, and will continue to look for, in a basketball player at Marquette," Wojciechowski added. "His experience at the international level representing our country and competing against the best players in the world is something we look forward to him continuing while at Marquette."
Haanif Cheatham, a 6'5", 175 lb. guard from Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
"From the first time I saw Haanif play I have loved his game," Wojciechowski said. "He is one of the most versatile guards in the country who we feel can play all of the perimeter positions in college at a high level. He has a tremendous feel for the game and owns an advanced skill set at this point in his career for his position. I think his teammates will find him very easy to play with because he is an outstanding playmaker and we couldn’t be more excited to have him join us next season."
Nick Noskowiak, a 6'2", 180 lb. guard from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin:
"Nick was our staff’s first 2015 commitment at Marquette and since that time has been a great ambassador for our program and representative for the University," Wojciechowski said. "He is a versatile guard who can play both on and off the ball. I love his personality on and off the court, basketball IQ and ability to shoot, which will make him a great addition to our backcourt next season. We are thrilled that he is joining our family."
Matt Heldt, a 6'10", 240 lb. center from Neenah, Wisconsin:
"We are thrilled with the addition of Matt to the Marquette family," Wojciechowski said. "While Matt obviously adds much needed size to our program, he is also a versatile frontcourt player with a high basketball IQ and possesses a tremendous desire to improve in every area. He has been well prepared at the high school level and is a fundamentally sound post player. We believe he will have the ability to play both inside and out during his college career and that his best basketball is ahead of him."
And finally, a note from Wojo about his recruiting class overall, which was included in all four press releases:
"All four of the young men in this class represent what we want in basketball players at Marquette," Wojciechowski said. "They each have high character, are good students, and have a passion for the game of basketball. They come from great families and were raised with the right values and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to our family at Marquette. We look forward to each of them making an impact on the campus community, both as people and as players."
Wojciechowski will address the media at a press conference from the McGuire Center starting at 2:30pm on Wednesday afternoon. You can watch the press conference live via YouTube.