Marquette adds transfer forward Ed Morrow

Ed Morrow

Ed Morrow, who spent the last two seasons at the University of Nebraska, is joining the Marquette men’s basketball program.  Golden Eagles head coach Steve Wojciechowski made the announcement Tuesday morning.

The 6’7 Morrow will arrive on campus this summer and have two years of eligibility with the Golden Eagles after redshirting in 2017-18.

The Lincoln, Nebraska, native appeared in 54 career games, earning 19 starts with the Cornhuskers.  As a sophomore last season, Morrow posted game averages of 9.4 points and 7.5 rebounds, starting 18 games.

UWGB’s Anderson to walk-on with Badgers, Marquette adds Nebraska forward

Trevor Anderson – Photo courtesy of Green Bay Phoenix Athletics

Three of the state’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs were impacted Wednesday by news of players transferring. UW-Green Bay freshman Trevor Anderson announced he’ll be leaving the Phoenix, and his scholarship, to walk on with the Wisconsin Badgers.

Anderson averaged 9.8 nearly ten points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists while shooting nearly 38% from three-point range as the starting point guard at UWGB before a back injury ended his first season. The 6’2″ Anderson was the state’s Mr. Basketball leading Stevens Point Area Senior High to back-to-back state titles. He scored 2,360 points in his high school career. Per NCAA transfer rules, Anderson will sit out the 2017-18 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.

Wisconsin added another 2,000-point prep scorer Wednesday with 6’3″ walk-on guard Walt McGrory from Edina, Minnesota. McGrory turned down scholarship offers from Drake and South Dakota State, among others, to join the Badgers.

As first reported by ESPN, the Marquette Golden Eagles will add Nebraska transfer Ed Morrow to their 2018-19 roster. The 6’7″ power forward averaged 9.4 points and 7.5 rebounds last year for the Cornhuskers. The Chicago, Illinois, native will have two year of eligibility remaining after sitting out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules.

Wisconsin and Marquette each have one scholarship left to use for 2017-18.

Marquette adds to 2017 recruiting class

The Marquette Golden Eagles secured a commitment for their 2017 recruiting class from Detroit East English Village guard Greg Elliott this week.

Elliott made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday morning, picking the Golden Eagles over Michigan State and Providence among others.

Elliott is a 6’3 guard who averaged 28 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and 1.5 blocks while shooting 52% from the field during his senior season.

Elliott joins two of his close friends, who have already committed to Marquette.  Jamal Cain (Cornerstone Academy) and Ikechukwu Eke (University of Detroit Jesuit), all played for the same AAU team.

Marquette headed for Big East title game

Allacia Blockton (11) – Photo courtesy of Marquette University Athletics

The Marquette Golden Eagles knocked off the 2nd-seeded Creighton BlueJays for the first time this season, winning 72-65 in the Big East Conference Tournament semifinals at the Al McGuire Center.

The win sends Marquette (24-7) to its first ever Big East tournament championship game, facing DePaul at 8 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Creighton (23-7) entered the game on a nine-game winning streak, ranked 23rd in the country.  But the Blue Jays managed to put just one player in double figures in scoring as Sydney Lamberty scored 26 points.

Amani Wilborn scored 21 points, Allazia Blockton had 19 points and seven rebounds and Danielle King had 18 points and five rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles.

Marquette improved to 5-0 against top-25 ranked teams this season.