Back in early August, Class of 2019 small forward Seth Lundy announced a cutdown list of 10 schools. Marquette was one of them, so it was worth noting at the time, but hey: it was a list of 10. It’s hard to take these things ultra seriously.
Things have gotten a bit more serious for Lundy and the Golden Eagles, as the Philadelphia area prospect has cut his list down to just four schools. He’s down to Louisville, Virginia Tech, Penn State, and YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles.
2019 four-star Seth Lundy is down to four schools:— Jake (@jakeweingarten) September 21, 2018
Louisville, Marquette, Virginia Tech, and Penn State. All schools have been on Lundy for awhile.
Sorry/not sorry to Oregon, Temple, La Salle, Georgetown, Florida, and Ole Miss, as they’re the six teams that Lundy has eliminated from contention. Marquette does have at least a small connection to each of the other three teams in Lundy’s final group:
- Louisville used to be in the Big East with MU and now their head coach is former Xavier head man Chris Mack.
- Penn State and Marquette just squared off in this past spring’s NIT quarterfinals.
- Former Marquette head coach Buzz Williams is the head coach at Virginia Tech.... for now.
247 Sports lists Lundy as a 6’6”, 195 pound small forward hailing from Philadelphia, PA, where he attends Roman Catholic High School. The 247 Sports Composite system rates Lundy as a four star prospect and ranks him as the #111 player in the country. He’s been pretty stationary around that spot since Marquette offered him a scholarship back in early May. He’s the 29th best small forward and the fourth best player in the state of Pennsylvania.
We have to address the slight coincidence surrounding Lundy’s announcement. It comes just two days after James Bishop announced that he was committed to LSU. Bishop had scheduled an official visit to Marquette for Homecoming/Madness weekend, but that visit is now cancelled as a result. It may just be a coincidence that Lundy included the Golden Eagles that soon after Bishop dropped Marquette from contention...... or it might not.
Marquette has one scholarship projected to be available in the class of 2019. Dexter Akanno is already committed to join the Golden Eagles that fall to take up one of the spots that will be left open by the departures of Joseph Chartouny and Matt Heldt. Marquette is expected to bring everyone else back from the 2018-19 squad that’s expected to be head coach Steve Wojciechowski’s best squad.
Here’s what the scholarship picture looks like right now.