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No. 4 Ranked Prospect Henry Ellenson Commits To Marquette

Henry Ellenson, ranked No. 4 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Marquette over finalists Michigan State and Kentucky, he told ESPN.

Ellenson will join brother Wally on the Golden Eagles' roster and will give coach Steve Wojciechowski his first five-star recruit since taking over the program last April.

"I felt Marquette was a place where I could make an immediate impact," he said. "I feel that I will have an opportunity to play multiple positions and show my versatility. Also, I was the most comfortable with the coaching staff and a chance to play with my brother was something that was always big to me."

Via Reggie Rankin/ESPN

Todd Mayo Leaving Marquette To Pursue Pro Career

Todd Mayo, the brother of O.J. Mayo, plans to leave Marquette University before his upcoming senior season and pursue professional basketball in the NBA Development League or overseas, sources with direct knowledge of his decision told RealGM on Wednesday.

Mayo confirmed his choice to leave Marquette, and he told RealGM that he expects to sign in the D-League and place his name in the 2015 NBA Draft.

“I’m looking forward to the D-League and just learning and getting better,” Mayo said by phone on Wednesday afternoon.

In his junior season, Mayo was Marquette’s third-leading scorer at 11.3 points per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. The 6-foot-3 guard played 30 games a season ago and was expected to emerge as a starter in 2014-15.

Mayo, 23, has received support from his family and the university in deciding to leave school. Marquette officials are expected to make an official announcement within the coming days.

Todd and O.J. Mayo reunited in Milwaukee last season, when O.J. averaged 11.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in his first year with the Bucks.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Steve Wojciechowski Hired By Marquette

Marquette has hired Steve Wojciechowski as head coach.

Wojciechowski has been on Mike Krzyzewski's coaching staff at Duke since 1999 and was elevated to associate head coach in 2008.

Wojciechowski replaces Buzz Williams, who left last month for Virginia Tech.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Marquette Targets Cuonzo Martin, Ben Howland

Marquette is targeting Cuonzo Martin and Ben Howland as its top candidates to replace Buzz Williams.

Williams left for Virginia Tech last week.

Martin is currently head coach at Tennessee.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Shaka Smart Receiving Interest From Marquette, Wake Forest

Marquette and Wake Forest have reached out to Shaka Smart about their head coaching vacancies.

Smart, who has had great success at VCU, is a Wisconsin native.

The Rams finished 26-9 this past season and were 12-4 in the A-10 before losing to Stephen F. Austin in the second round of the NCAA tournament last week.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Ben Howland 'Extremely Interested' In Marquette Job

Marquette has reached out to Ben Howland about their head coaching vacancy.

Multiple sources close to Howland told ESPN that he is "extremely interested" in the Marquette opening.

Howland was fired at UCLA after the 13-14 season and sat out this past season.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Buzz Williams Leaves Marquette For Virginia Tech

Buzz Williams has left Marquette to become head coach at Virginia Tech.

Williams has led the Golden Eagles to five NCAA Tournament berths in six seasons since taking over Tom Crean.

Williams replaces James Johnson, who won just 22 games in two seasons.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Doug McDermott Headlines Big East Awards

Doug McDermott of Creighton has been named Big East Player of the Year.

McDermott was joined on the All-Big East First Team by James Bell, Semaj Christon, Bryce Cotton, D'Angelo Harrison and Markel Starks.

On the All-Big East Second Team are Kadeem Batts, Kellen Dunham, Fuquan Edwin, Davante Gardner, Jayvaughn Pinkston and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera.

Edwin was also named Big East Defensive Player of the Year, while Billy Garrett received Rookie of the Year honors.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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