With the summer wrapping up, it's time for sites that cover basketball recruiting to update their Class of 2016 rankings. This time, it was Scout reorganizing their top 100 back on August 26th.
The main item of importance for Marquette fans is the status of Sam Hauser. The small forward from Stevens Point, WI, is Steve Wojciechowski's lone verbal commit for the fall of 2016 right now, and he comes in on the Scout rankings at #74. That's higher than his spot on the most recent ESPN rankings, where he slid to #84 after showing up in the top 50 earlier in the year.
Hauser is joined in the Scout rankings by three other Big East commits. Villanova's Omari Spellman is at #26, Xavier commit Quentin Goodin comes in at #68, while Butler's Joey Brunk rounds out the group at #98. As you might expect, the Big East is trailing behind the ACC (13), Big Ten (7), Pac 12 (7), and SEC (7) when it comes to the total number of top 100 commits, but the same can't be said for the Big 12 (3) or the American Athletic Conference (3).
The other thing to keep an eye on in these rankings is where the guys most associated with Marquette turn up. That goes a little something like this:
- Amir Coffey: #41
- Brendan Bailey: #43
- Lamar Stevens: #69
In our post about the recent ESPN update, we included Jayce Johnson, but he recently announced a list of five official visits that he was going take, and Marquette was not included in the list.
As things stand right now, Marquette has one scholarship available for the fall of 2016. It is possible, though, that Marquette could end up with all three of those gentlemen listed above. Bailey is poised to take a Mormon mission after high school that would delay his enrollment until 2018, and if Henry Ellenson turns out to be The Light And The Truth, Wojo would have another scholarship available to use.