Marquette men’s basketball’s Class of 2020 recruiting got a little more clear and a little more complicated on Monday, as two prospects removed them from consideration.
Nimari Burnett, a top 25 combo guard from Chicago, cut his list from 12 down to just five, eliminating the Golden Eagles along the way. He is now only considering amongst the group of Alabama, Louisville, Michigan, Oregon, and Texas Tech.
Four-star guard Nimari Burnett is down to Alabama, Louisville, Michigan, Oregon & Texas Tech. Has scheduled officials to Alabama, Louisville & Michigan.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) August 12, 2019
Meanwhile, Chibuzo Agbo, a top 200 small forward from California, committed to Texas Tech after including the Golden Eagles in his final five. He went with the Red Raiders over Marquette as well as Arizona, San Diego State, and USC.
Committed ‼️Thank you to the Saints basketball family & the Compton Magic basketball family for helping me get to where I am today. Thank you as well to every one else who has invested in me. Tech fans wya??? #GunsUp #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/hf9pxGnDMy— Chibuzo Agbo (@Babybuzzo) August 12, 2019
It was something of a quick turnaround for both young men from when they last included Marquette in their lists. Burnett had trimmed his list to 12 back on July 22nd, while Agbo had created his final five on August 6th. It’s the time of the year for that kind of thing, though. As guys know where they want to go with their recruiting, it’s in everyone’s best interest to communicate that to the involved parties so everyone can move on as needed.
So, with those guys off the board, who’s next on Marquette’s list to join Justin Lewis in the Class of 2020?
We could keep digging down, with guys like RJ Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Jamari Sibley, Jalen Suggs, and Dawson Garcia. However, I do want to highlight Javonte Brown-Ferguson, a Canadian big man who goes to high school in Baltimore. He recently picked up an offer from Marquette, and while he’s officially a Class of 2021 guy right now, Brown-Ferguson says he’s “70-30” to reclassify to 2020. I think there’s a reason why Marquette got in with an offer right now, so keep that in mind going forward.
Here’s what the scholarship situation looks like right now.