If you’re a regular listener to the weekly radio show that Marquette men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski does with Steve “The Homer” True, you’ve by now noticed that often times it seems that Wojciechowski is not actually at Dave & Buster’s in Wauwatosa for the show. If my guess is correct, that’s because MU’s top man is out on the road recruiting during the season, and sometimes the segments have to be pre-taped.
For evidence of this, look no further than the fact that Marquette recently offered a scholarship to Class of 2021 prospect Hunter Sallis, right in the middle of an otherwise busy college basketball season.
Blessed to have received an offer from Marquette University #MUBB pic.twitter.com/TTrwnJsrif— Hunter Sallis (@HunterSallis_) February 3, 2020
247 Sports lists Sallis as a 6’3”, 165 pound combo guard hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, where he attends Millard North High School. 247 currently shows Sallis as a four-star prospect, and their Composite system ranks him as the #42 prospect in the Class of 2021. That makes him the #4 combo guard in the class and the top prospect in the state of Nebraska. It’s not a close contest there, by the way, as the #2 guy in the state is Wisconsin commit Chucky Hepburn who is currently ranked #139. The Omaha World Herald reports that due to Sallis getting bumped up to five-star status by Rivals, he has become the first five-star prospect in Nebraska “in the online ranking era,” beating out former Creighton center Justin Patton.
Sallis is already drawing pretty strong recruiting attention. Both Nebraska and Creighton have already offered him a scholarship, and obviously the Bluejays have a vested interest in keeping a hometown kid in the fold. He’s also picked up offense from Iowa, Iowa State, and, perhaps most importantly, Kansas. He also recently made an official visit to Gonzaga, which I presume means he has an offer from them even if 247 Sports doesn’t list it.
According to his team’s MaxPreps page, Sallis is averaging 21.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game this year for Millard North. The Mustangs are 15-2 on the year so far, and MaxPreps says they’re the 12th best team in the state.
Thanks to the very serious efforts of the Rivals site devoted to Nebraska, we’ve got a couple of highlight videos from December 2019 of Sallis. Here you go.
In terms of what Marquette will be looking for in the Class of 2021, Sallis would appear to be a candidate to replace Koby McEwen on the roster. McEwen, Jamal Cain, and Theo John are the three seniors from the 2020-21 season that the Golden Eagles will lose after that campaign is done. In addition to those three open spots, Marquette currently has three scholarships available for the 2020-21 season and it’s unclear how many of those spots will end up getting used by the time November 2020 actually rolls around.
Here’s what the MU scholarship situation looks like right now.