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Duane Wilson Is One Of The Best Freshmen That Marquette Basketball Has Ever Seen

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I have facts to prove this.

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Look, we're all aware that Duane Wilson has been putting together a pretty great season this year.  We've all seen the 30 point, 4 rebound outing against Tennessee.  We all remember the 6-8 three point shooting that led to 26 points against Georgetown.  26 points on 5-9 long range shooting along with two rebounds and three assists in Omaha against Creighton?  That was pretty great.  Lastly, there was that 7-10 explosion from distance that led to 22 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists against Providence just a little more than a week ago.

Yeah, there's some bad times mixed in there, but hey, freshman season, right?  Wilson is one of the six best freshmen in the Big East this season as voted by the league's coaches, and in league games, he's the highest scoring rookie.

But where does he fit into the Marquette history book?  Well, that's what we're here for.

When Marquette loses their next game, the season will be over, and thus it will be time to get to writing player reviews.  So before we start postseason basketball later today, let's dig into the official record book and see where Wilson currently sits amongst the Marquette all time greats.

POINTS

1. Dominic James - 473
2. Doc Rivers - 434
3. Damon Key - 383
4. Bo Ellis - 378
5. Duane Wilson - 362
6. Jerel McNeal - 343

That is not a terrible list.  Wilson is averaging 12 points a game, so passing Bo Ellis on Wednesday night is within the realm of possibility.

FIELD GOALS MADE

6. Jerel McNeal - 138
7. Russ Wittberger - 122
8. Terrell Schlundt - 115
9. Duane Wilson - 114
10. Brian Wardle - 109

FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED

3. Bo Ellis - 312
3. Jerel McNeal - 312
5. Brian Wardle - 306
6. Damon Key - 294
7. Duane Wilson - 293
8. Terrell Schlundt - 268

Again, some pretty famous names on those lists, and as you can see, it's going to be pretty easy for Wilson to jump up a spot (or two) by the time the curtain falls on this season.

3 POINT FIELD GOALS MADE

1. Travis Diener - 57
2. Steve Novak - 55
3. Robb Logterman - 54
4. David Cubillan - 48
5. Brian Wardle - 46
6. Duane Wilson - 45
7. Mark Anglavar - 43

3 POINT FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED

1. Brian Wardle - 157
2. Robb Logterman - 148
3. Dominic James - 136
4. Duane Wilson - 131
5. Travis Diener - 129

Another list of famous names, another bunch of men that will get passed on Wednesday night.

FREE THROWS MADE

1. Duane Wilson - 89
2. Dominic James - 84
3. Dameon Mason - 76
4. Doc Rivers - 70

FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED

1. Dominic James - 131
2. Duane Wilson - 125
3. Doc Rivers - 119

FREE THROW PERCENTAGE

4. Brian Wardle - 77.5%
5. Todd Mayo - 76.2%
6. Tony Smith - 75.3%
7. Jerel McNeal - 75.0%
8. Duane Wilson - 71.2%
9. Dameon Mason - 71.0%
10. Shannon Smith - 70.0%

One record already in hand, another one clearly within grasp.  The FT% thing is a little variable, but that's still some pretty selective company.

ASSISTS

7. Jerel McNeal - 85
8. Mark Anglavar - 79
9. Michael Wilson - 69
10. Duane Wilson - 65
11. Mandy Johnson - 64

STEALS

3. Dominic James - 50
4. Tony Miller - 40
4. Tony Smith - 40
6. Travis Diener - 39
7. Duane Wilson - 37
7. Mark Anglavar - 37
9. Deonte Burton - 35

There's a bit of a lid on how far Wilson can advance in these two lists, but again, there's a guy directly in front of the current freshman that is easily reachable in just one game.  If Marquette can get a win against Seton Hall and play yet one more game in the Big East tournament?  Well, that just keeps boosting Wilson up every single one of these lists, making his already impressive freshman campaign even more impressive as he goes.