Ever since Marquette‘s coaching staff could start calling men’s basketball prospects who just finished their sophomore year last Friday, we’ve been getting a little bit of information here and there. First it was just a bunch of contacts, then a few more, then a few new scholarship offers.
The drip of information continued on Wednesday when MU offered a scholarship to Class of 2020 forward Cam’Ron Fletcher.
According to 247 Sports, Fletcher is a 6’6”, 180 pound power forward hailing from Saint Louis, Missouri. The 247 Composite system says that Fletcher is a four-star prospect and he’s ranked #50 in the country. He’s the top prospect in the state of Missouri, beating out a familiar name in Caleb Love, who also hails from Saint Louis and who also picked up a scholarship offer from MU recently.
The interest in Fletcher isn’t terribly surprising, as Marquette had shown interest in Mario McKinney. The Class of 2019 combo guard is high school teammates with Fletcher at Vashon High School in Saint Louis, and he plays his club team ball teamed up with Caleb Love on Brad Beal Elite as part of the Nike EYBL circuit. While MU most likely originally became familiar with Fletcher as a result of their look into McKinney, it’s not like he’s a secret in the recruiting world, either. Not only is he ranked #50 in the country right now, but Fletcher also already has scholarship offers from Creighton, Illinois, Kansas State, Missouri, Xavier, Iowa, and Virginia Tech. The Xavier and Virginia Tech offers have both come in the last week.
I can’t track down any season long stats for Fletcher, but the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch did corral seven games worth of scoring stats for Vashon, and he averaged 11.3 per game in those contests. The Wolverines went 21-6 in 2017-18, with their season ending in a Missouri Class 4 playoff game loss against St. Mary’s, 83-70.
Last fall is the best I can do in terms of highlight clips. First one from October:
And then one from September 2017 as well.
Recruiting for the Class of 2020 will be a pretty big deal for Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski and his staff. They’ll have four scholarships coming free at that time. MU’s biggest issue will be the fact that they’re projected to lose both Markus Howard and Sam Hauser to the end of the eligibility, and talented shooters like those two guys don’t just pop up overnight.
Here’s what the scholarship table looks like right now.