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Zach Klupchak


Wojo's Successful Offseason so far

Marquette has lost out to all but one of their 2104 recruiting class after Buzz Williams departed for Virginia Tech. Coach Wojo was able to keep Seymour's Sandy Cohen, but lost Ahmed Hill and Satchel Pierce to Virginia Tech, Marial Shayok to Virginia and most likely Malek Harris to Kansas State.  It's always tough for a new head coach to keep any of the recruits from the previous staff, so this is not unexpected. In my mind Wojo has still done a terrific job since he took over.  He was able to keep all returning players, which is a win in itself because of the high transfer rate nowadays.  He kept Cohen, who has a chance to become a very nice player for Marquette. There are also reports Marquette is close to bringing BYU's transfer guard Matt Carlino to bring some experience to club that only has 4 upper classman.

Bringing back all 9 returning players is very important, there is a lot of talent on this team, Buzz just refused to play any of the freshman.  Going into next year, Wojo will have a lot of depth in the back court with Mayo, Johnson, Duane Wilson, Dawson, and Derrick Wilson.  I know we haven't seen much from Duane Wilson or Jajuan Johnson, but they were rated top players for a reason and have a really good chance of florishing in Wojo's fast pace offense.  I'd look for Johnson and Duane to take advantage of their opportunities and give Marquette the best chance to win going forward.

It's tough to lose out on the recruits Buzz brought in, but Wojo was able to keep the core of this team intact and that alone, has made Wojo's offseason a successful one.

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04/24/2014 8:46AM
Wojo's Successful Offseason so far
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