May 2010 Archives

Interview With Wesley Matthews Of The Utah Jazz

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Former MU standout Wesley Matthews recaps his impressive rookie season with the Utah Jazz and looks ahead to an important summer, both on and off the court.


Freshman Jamail Jones jumped right into Marquette basketball in his first week on campus, participating in classes, workouts, weight training and open gym sessions.

Men's Basketball Recruiting Class Nationally Recognized

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As the Spring signing period begins to slow, a quick trip around the web shows Marquette's 2010 men's basketball recruiting class is rated one of the best in the country.  The Golden Eagles have six newcomers slated to begin their respective careers in 2010-11 and Jamail Jones has already arrived on campus for Summer classes.  Below is a summary of the class and player rankings.
2010 Class - 17
Vander Blue - 31
Jamail Jones - 53
2010 Class - 14
Vander Blue - 35
Jamail Jones - 96
Jamail Jones - 79
Vander Blue - 90
2010 Class - 14
Vander Blue - 24
Jamail Jones - 52
Reggie Smith - 112
2010 Class - 24
Vander Blue - 34
Jae Crowder - 16
2010 Class - 11
Vander Blue - 27
Jamail Jones - 112
Reggie Smith - 121

Lazar Hayward Impresses At NBA Pre-Draft Camp

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Senior forward Lazar Hayward participates at the 2010 NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago, Ill., and impresses the ESPNU crew working the event.

Marquette University junior Kelly Kretz joins a number of former MU golfers today at a local U.S. Open qualifier being held at Ozaukee Country Club. Golden Eagles alumni in the field include professionals Mike Van Sickle, Dustin Schwab and Mike Bielawski along with amateurs Mike McDonald and Nathan Colson.

Click here for live scoring of the 18-hole event. Lowest five scorers will advance to U.S. Open sectional qualifying.

JS Online article:

For the second-consecutive season, Marquette ranked 10th in the NCAA in men's basketball attendance, averaging 15,617 fans per game in 2009-10.

BIG EAST teams Syracuse (22,152) and Louisville (19,397) also finished in the top 10, ranking second and third, respectively. Kentucky led the country for the fifth-straight year, averaging 24,111 fans per game.

Season tickets for the 2010-11 Marquette men's basketball season will go on sale in early July. Click here if you would like to be contacted with more information. 

Bo Ellis To Be Featured On Dennis Krause Show

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Former Marquette great Bo Ellis will be featured on the latest edition of the Dennis Krause Show this week on Sports32.

The show debuts at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. CT on Monday, May 10 and will air throughout the remainder of the week.

Complete Schedule

Mon., May 10  - 6 pm and 10 pm
Tue., May 11  - 7:30 am, 4 pm, 9 pm and 11 pm
Wed., May 12  - 9 am, 6 pm and 10 pm
Thu., May 13  - 8:30 am, 5 pm and 11 pm
Fri., May 14  - 1 pm and 6 pm
Sat., May 15 - 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 3 pm, 6:30 pm and 11 pm
Sun., May 16  - 9 am, 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm

As classes for the spring semester wind down and final exams draw near, Elly Strother earned two distinct honors for her academic achievement during her final days on campus. 

Strother, a senior women's tennis player who is a nursing major set to graduate this May, has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Berens Award and the 2010 Delta Gamma Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau Outstanding Senior Student Award. 

The Berens Awards is given to a senior who has been selected by the faculty as having demonstrated above average academic achievement, outstanding clinical performance, commitment to ongoing professional development, and qualities consistent with the ideals and principles of moral conduct.  

The Delta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau is a nursing honor society at Marquette dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide and committed to furthering nursing research in health care delivery and public policy. 

  • - Former Marquette guard Joe Chapman (2003-06) was named the most valuable player of the British Basketball League announced Monday by the Basketball Journalists Association. 

Chapman led the Newcastle Eagles in scoring, averaging 18.5 points per game, while also recording 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists.

Chapman was a freshman reserve on the 2003 Marquette squad that reached the Final Four in New Orleans.


  • - Fans anxiously awaiting the first NBA cards of 2009 Marquette graduate Wesley Matthews will not have to wait any longer. 

The Utah Jazz shooting guard had his first trading card released a few weeks ago. The NBA recently sold its trading card rights to Panini and although it has taken a while, Matthews first card is now on the market.

Below is Panini brand manager Mike Payne's response to the availability of Matthews' cards, via Beckett Media LP's editor Tracy Hacker:

"Wes Matthews does have an NBA card already on the market, it appears in Classics, which released nearly six weeks ago. He hasn't returned his autographed cards so they are redemption.

"Matthews will also be in future programs, including Timeless Treasures and Absolute, as well as a couple others. Timeless releases next week.

"What buyers can expect from Panini is a continued effort to get all rookies into our programs, whether they were drafted or not. Of course, those drafted appear in our sets from the outset. Those who sign free-agent deals are added later as they make the team, get into games, etc."

Former Marquette men's basketball player David Cubillan will be featured on Sports32 Weekly on Tuesday night (May 4) when he interviews fellow Venezuelan Alcides Escobar of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The show airs at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. CT.

Cubillan recently completed his senior season with the Golden Eagles and the communications major has also interviewed Albert Pujols (St. Louis Cardinals) and Ozzie Guillen (Chicago White Sox) while interning with 540 ESPN Radio.  Cubillan also served as a color analyst during Spanish-language broadcasts of Brewers games on 1510 ESPN Deportest

Escobar, in his second season with Milwaukee, hails from La Sabana, Venezuela.  Cubillan's hometown of Maracaibo is approximately 8-9 hours away.

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