On Monday, Class of 2018 point guard Noah Locke announced that he has received a scholarship offer from head coach Steve Wojciechowski and Marquette.
According to 247 Sports, Locke is a 6’2”, 160 lb. point guard from Owings Mills, Maryland, where he attends McDonogh School. The 247 Sports Composite system marks him as a four star prospect and ranks him #137 in the class of 2018. He holds at least 21 scholarship offers, including from Florida, Providence, USC, and Virginia.
Point guard is an area of need for the Golden Eagles in the fall of 2018. Andrew Rowsey will finish his eligibility after the 2017-18 season, leaving Markus Howard as the only candidate to play the point the following season. As good of a shooter as Howard is and as much as you want him on the court as a result, it’s a bad plan to have no other point guard options. Marquette has also been recruiting Quentin Grimes to play point guard in the class of 2018, but it’s usually a bad plan to rely on the possibility of a top 25 recruit picking your school.
As things stand right now, Marquette will have two open scholarship spots in 2018-19. Here’s the scholarship situation going forward.