Posted tagged ‘Marquette Basketball’

Former Marquette Guard Trent Lockett signs with Sacramento Kings

September 3, 2013
(Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com)

(Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com)

The Sacramento Kings have signed undrafted rookie free agent guard Trent Lockett to a contract after playing for them during the Las Vegas Summer League.

Lockett averaged seven points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists during his senior year at Marquette and during his time with the Kings Vegas Summer League team, he averaged seven points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in five games.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed and many sources believe this is just a training camp invite.  With Lockett’s signing, the Kings are currently at 15 roster spots, but they can add more for training camp.

Here is a video from MUTV Sports on the former Golden Eagle guard…

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2013 Marquette Golden Eagles Big East Regular Season Champs and Elite Eight Ring

August 20, 2013

From Marquette Basketball Facebook page:

1185112_316410048502629_1923003789_nThat ring is BEAUTIFUL!! My college ring is nice, my high school ring is nice, but it does not compare to this amazing piece of jewelry! Marquette put a lot of hard work and effort into their season title this past season and their run to the Elite Eight should not go unnoticed. They pulled off a huge upset against Miami in the Sweet Sixteen. Anyone who doubts Buzz Williams and Marquette’s players should he ashamed of themselves because they are one of the hardest working teams in the country. I expect the Golden Eagles to be back in the NCAA tournament and they certainly have the capability of bringing home another regular season title in the brand new Big East. I know Marquette is going to spread their wings and fly to a good start early in the season. Remember, always bleed gold and blue…

Marquette’s DJO is perfect fit for “defensive” New York Knicks

May 25, 2012

Via Zagsblog:

Darius Johnson-Odom says he knows what the Knicks need.

The former Marquette star worked out for the team on Thursday and said he was more concerned with bringing intensity on the defensive end than with showing his offensive skills to head coach Mike Woodson and company.

“I know what the Knicks need so I came with a defensive mindset,” DJO told SNY.tv. “With Iman [Shumpert] being out, with Baron [Davis] being out, with them being low on guards, I know if can just get in and play hard for six or seven minutes defensive-wise then that’s all I need to do.”

A natural two guard, DJO averaged 18.5 points and 3.5 rebounds last season for a Marquette team went 27-8 overall, 14-4 in the Big East and lost to Florida in the Sweet 16.

With Shumpert sidelined until December or January with a torn ACL, DJO is hoping the Knicks might use their No. 48 pick on him with the idea that he might be a similar kind of physical, defensive-stopper on the wing. DraftExpress.com calls him the No. 47 prospect in the Top 100 this year.

The Knicks enjoyed great success this season with another Marquette product when Steve Novak led the NBA in 3-point efficiency. Still another Marquette product, Dwyane Wade, went off for 41 points when the Miami Heat ousted the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of their series Thursday night.

The Knicks have auditioned a slew of point guards this week, including Tu Holloway (Xavier), Scoop Jardine (Syracuse) and Scott Machado (Iona).

“[Shumpert] is a little bit taller than me,” said the 6-2 DJO. “I think we do have athletic ability, the effort he plays on defense. That’s all I can give you.

“I can give you a couple points here but whatever I have to do to help the team  that’s what I’m wiling to do. I feel like defense is something that the Knicks will need here with Iman being out.”

DJO has already worked out for the Philadelphia 76ers and at the Nets free-agent combine and still plans to attend the Minnesota Timberwolves combine, a workout with the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Pre-Draft combine before other individual workouts.

DJO remains in constant touch with Marquette coach Buzz Williams for support.

“He always texts me, ‘Did you guard anybody today?’” DJO said. “And I always tell him, ‘Just a little bit,’ knowing I did a little bit better than ‘just a little bit.’ That’s one of the things coach Buzz is always pushing me to be, a defensive player with my athletic ability and my strength and my speed. I should be a top defensive player.”

Knowing DJO for three years I have to say this guy has been a sleeper his whole life. I remember when he got hurt when he got to campus and had to sit out Marquette madness and a few games. Then when he arrived, he brought the madness to campus. This guy is a complete player and if you need a defensive stop or a big shot, put the ball in #1 hands. He also is a perfect teammate. When I interviewed him, all he cared about was winning and only wanted to get better each game. That would be a coaches dream! As a Knicks fan, I would be praying for Darius to get drafted by this team. Not only could he play point but he can hit shots and get to the basket and take it to the rack with authority. The Knicks have been missing that over the past few years and if they want to hit it big with a draft pick, take the tough-minded and clutch Darius Johnson-Odom with that #48 pick…

Marquette’s Buzz Williams isn’t going anywhere

March 29, 2012

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Via GoMarquette.com:

“I want to thank all of our fans, alumni, students and administration who provided incredible support throughout our second consecutive Sweet 16 run,” Williams said. “We are already looking forward to next season with a core group of returning players, while welcoming new recruits into the Marquette family. I am excited to build on our past success and we will continue to work to be the absolute best we can be. The future remains bright for our program, and our institution.”

To read the whole article, CLICK HERE  

Buzz has shown commitment to Marquette since day 1. SMU will go to the Big East next year and he was going to get 2 million dollars more than his current contract but the key is that SMU has not been a winning program. He would need to rebuild from the beginning and would have to give up on the growth of Cadougan, Blue, Mayo, and Gardner.  Buzz represents Marquette in the best light and brings in better kids. Over the past few years we have seen likes of JUCO players from Butler, Crowder, and DJO. Now it’s time to make a name for himself and continue winning. Two sweet sixteen’s in two straight years = I WANT YOU! That is what happened around the coaching carousel and Buzz Williams does not want to be apart of it…

Donnie Dwyer CBS Sports Broadcast March 5th 2012

March 9, 2012

CBS 58 sports intern covers everything Badgers, Packers, and Marquette on a Sunday night broadcast. Also a little Brewers baseball and the new special “2012 Making another Run” which airs in March on CBS 58.

Donnie Dwyer CBS Sports Broadcast March 6th 2012

March 9, 2012

CBS 58 Sports Intern Donnie Dwyer covers Badgers and Marquette through their tournament runs. The Packers and their decision to not franchise tag Matt Flynn and of course baseball season is right around the corner. Get it all at CBS 58 at 8pm for “Brewers 2012 Making Another Run”

Why are Marquette students not showing up to basketball games in 2012?

February 1, 2012

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer travels to the Bradley Center to find out why students are not showing up to games. Attendance has been low this season and I wanted to ask the students the reason why some of their peers are not showing up in 2011 and 2012. Hear what they say…