Five-Star Recruit Dawson Garcia Comes to Marquette
On Wednesday afternoon, it was decision time for Dawson Garcia. The five-star recruit would be choosing his university to play next season. Marquette Golden Eagles found themselves in the running along with Memphis, Indiana and home-state Minnesota. Garcia put on his hat and it was Marquette. Stan Johnson and Steve Wojciechowski did it again with a major recruit. The Prior Lake, Minnesota native, could be the best player to come out of the Wojo tree with his 6’11 frame that can shoot and attack the rim. He’s a lethal player that could be a star the day he steps foot on the Marquette campus.
Marquette has three of the top 15 power forwards in next year’s class. That could be an issue, except for the fact, they all like to space the floor and are not going to clog up the lanes. Plus Theo John will be a senior next season meaning one of them will likely head to the bench to begin the year. In the era of positionless basketball, this should not worry you. Golden Eagles will have a game plan to space the floor.
For those who want to #FireWojo, you’ll have to wait at least one more year. Unless things go disastrously wrong this season, he’s not getting fired. I did think there was a chance he could be let go, but with the addition of Garcia, this would not be the time to make a move for fresh blood. Stan Johnson could take over, but that’s risky. We know Stan as an elite recruiter, but could he be a good head coach? That’s the only plausible thing they could do if they decided to move on from Wojo.
Marquette still has room to grow the 2020 roster. They have three scholarships available. Karim Mane, a talented five-star guard, from Canada will visit Milwaukee in January. You have to think the addition of Garcia should help them Mane. My assumption is they will be very aggressive in the transfer portal next season or this season for that matter to add some experience on the perimeter.
The future is bright again for Marquette, now it’s time to finish.