Hey, check it out, it’s mid-June and ESPN updated their Class of 2018 basketball ranking. Always something new, amirite?
There’s a few guys in ESPN’s brand new list that have been connected to Marquette this spring. The most notable one is Wisconsin’s very own Joey Hauser, who comes in at #49. It seems that the younger brother of current Golden Eagle Sam Hauser has a few varying opinions about him, as Scout had him at #18 last week, and his 247 Sports Composite ranking is at #25.
Elsewhere on the list was point guard Quentin Grimes at #29, shooting guard Torrance Watson at #56, small forward Jaedon LeDee at #60, and finally, point guard Noah Locke at #81.
There’s several more players that Marquette has shown interest in before, but I don’t know where they stand with the Golden Eagles or vice versa. There’s Tre Jones at #19, Ayo Dosunmu at #39, Khavon Moore at #45, Tim Finke at #77, and then Kiyon Boyd sliding in at #96.
The Big East has just two commitments in the top 100 right now. DePaul has Tyger Campbell at #47, while Villanova pledge Brandon Slater is at #73. The Big Ten is doing the best in ESPN’s list with seven commitments already, while the Pac-12 and ACC both have six.
Remember, as things currently stand, the Golden Eagles have just one available scholarship for the fall of 2018. Here’s what Marquette’s roster projection for the next few years looks like.