Marquette Makes Another 2020 Recruiting Splash
Steve Wojciechowski may be on the hot seat to start the year. With all the drama surrounding the Hauser brothers, Marquette’s collapse last season, and the general malaise of this basketball program, there could be some thought that a change may be needed. That hasn’t stopped Marquette from recruiting their asses off for the 2020 season. With five open scholarships available, Marquette is trying to build the future of the Golden Eagles, and Wojo is trying to make the case that he is the right guy to lead them through it. The latest addition happened last night as Osasere Ighodaro joined the Marquette family. The 6’10 wing is a top 80 prospect and joins Justin Lewis as part of an already strong recruiting class.
If you watch the mixtape, it is easy to see why Marquette is excited to have him. He fits basketball in today’s generation being an oversized, long, point-forward who can do things off the dribble plus work in the post if need be. From what I see in the limited highlights, Ighodaro could be a matchup nightmare for teams trying to compete with the size and ability to take people off the dribble. He will need to add a little more weight to his frame, but that’s not surprising, right? Marquette’s athletic department led by Todd Smith has been great through the years of making sure guys bulk up or bulk down with their system. That should not concern a soul.
I do think Marquette is offering something alluring to the 2020 recruiting class. They can make an immediate impact here. There is no real one-and-done at the university, so, it’s not like Kentucky or Duke where it’s assumed as a freshman you’ll start. Next year, Ighordaro and Lewis will have a chance to be potential starters. Not sure other teams that are recruiting these kids can say the same things.
This is only the beginning of Marquette’s 2020 class.