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Marquette Basketball Recruiting: Notes On Montez Mathis & Mark Watts

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The spring recruiting period rolls on as Marquette extended two more scholarship offers. First, the 2018 offer....

Montez Mathis is a 6’4”, 190 lb., shooting guard from Maryland, where he attends The John Carroll School. 247 Sports has him as a three-star prospect and ranked #148 in the class in their composite ranking, but Mathis is a four-star prospect and #67 in the country in their internal system. He’s got a ton of offers in hand already, including Connecticut, St. John’s, and Xavier.

Here’s a clip of his junior year highlights:

If he’s a pure shooting guard, I’m not sure how Mathis fits into the picture for Marquette in 2018. The Golden Eagles will desperately need a point guard at that point with Markus Howard projected as a junior at that point and no one else on the expected roster fitting that bill.

I suppose, given Howard’s ability to shoot the ball, it’s not the worst thing for Marquette to plan to have him on the floor an awful lot as a junior and move the point guard recruiting over to his senior year. Speaking of point guards in 2019....

That’s a tweet from Mark “Rocket” Watts, a 6-foot tall, 160 lb., point guard from Detroit, Michigan. I’m sure you’re wondering right now if he knows the three 2017 guys that Steve Wojciechowski recruited from Detroit, and well......

Yes, I would say playing for the same AAU program as Jamal Cain, Ike Eke, and Greg Elliott means that Watts is familiar with them. I am 100% okay with this turning into a permanent pipeline relationship.

Watts is ranked #143 in the class of 2019 by 247 Sports’ composite system and is rated as a three-star prospect. He only has three other offers listed, which includes a very recent offer from Michigan State. I believe it’s Tom Izzo’s turn to beat Wojo in a recruiting battle, but of course, it’s up to Watts to decide where he wants to go to college.

Here’s a collection of highlights of Watts from back in January.

Here’s what the Marquette scholarship situation for the future looks like at the moment: