Just when you thought the recruiting furor had died down a bit, Marquette Golden Eagles pops back in with a new scholarship offer.
This time around, it’s shooting guard Darlinstone Dubar announcing back last week on Twitter that the Golden Eagles have offered him a scholarship.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Marquette. pic.twitter.com/aRA9EVSFkp— Darlinstone Dubar (@ITREYDSTONE) June 30, 2018
According to his 247 Sports page, Dubar is a 6’4”, 170 pound shooting guard hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina. There was a bit of a question about his recruiting classification, as 247 Sports, but his Verbal Commits page said 2019. I was able to dig up tweets going in both directions as well, so I reached out to both his high school team and his club team on Twitter to get a confirmation that yes, Darlinstone Dubar is a Class of 2020 recruit.
As of right now, he doesn’t have a ranking or a grade according to 247 Sports or anyone else for what that’s worth. That’s fine. If Steve Wojciechowski is one of the first guys in the door to recruit Dubar and he ends up blossoming over the next year or so, that’s an advantage for the Golden Eagles. So far, Dubar has scholarship offers from Binghamton and Kansas State, with the K-State offer coming almost a year ago.
Max Preps only has stats for 22 of Rocky River High School’s games, it appears, but Dubar appeared in 21 of them and was the third leading scorer in that sample size (by 0.1 points per game) on a squad that reached the North Carolina Class 4A state semifinals in 2018. That was an impressive run for the Ravens, as they entered the tournament as a #9 seed in their region and bumped off the #1 seed along the way. Dubar averaged 13.4 points per game in the 21 games that MaxPreps has stats for him, along with 5.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists. He shot 39% from behind the arc, but attempted only one long range bomb per game.
Whatever Dubar’s recruiting profile/attention level is right now, it’s bound to bounce up a bit over the next year and change. Dubar’s teammate and classmate at Rocky River is Jaden Springer, 247 Sports’ #19 player in the class of 2020. As attention grows for Springer, more and more coaches are going to get a look at Dubar, and if he can play high major Division 1 hoops, the offers are going to come rolling in.
The Class of 2020 looks to be a very important one of Wojo and the Golden Eagles. Markus Howard and Sam Hauser are projected to finish up their eligibility in the spring of 2020, making that fall’s incoming freshmen fairly important in terms of MU looking to shore up two very notable losses.
Here’s what the scholarship picture looks like right now.