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HOOPS PORTRAITS - Tark "The Shark" dentro di noi


Non azzanna più tra noi, Tark "The Shark". Lo Squalo: un po' per quel suo rito - diventato iconico - di addentare un asciugamano bianco in panchina; e molto per l'impronunciabilità, per gli americani, di quel nome armeno: Tarkanian.

Mamma Rose rifugiata dal genocidio della Prima guerra mondiale; il padre portato via dalla tubercolosi quando Jerry ha tredici anni e la famiglia trasferita a Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, da Euclid, Ohio, dove Jerry era nato e cresciuto. Col pallino del basket. Anche se di geometrie euclidee, con le sue squadre, sul parquet se n'è sempre visto poco.

Trent'anni da capoallenatore in Division One, ha inventato nel deserto del Nevada il programma dei Runnin' Rebels: con lui alla guida, il titolo NCAA 1990 con trenta punti di scarto (103-73) in finale alla Duke del santone Mike Krzyzewski ma anche 4 Final Four e 42 - dicasi 42 - suoi giocatori scelti dalla NBA, di cui 12 al primo giro del…

Jajuan Johnson - #23 - G - So. - Marquette

Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Southwind HS
Height / Weight: 6-5 / 200
Position: G
Experience: 1L

2014-15 Season Notes:
Shot 6-of-9 from the field and tallied a game-high 20 points in the season-opener vs. UT Martin (Nov. 14); also added four steals, four rebounds and two blocks ... Had a game-high three steals at Ohio State (Nov. 18) ... Had a game-high three steals and added seven points and three assists vs. NJIT (Nov. 24) ... Went for a career-high 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting leading MU to a win over Arizona State (Dec. 16) ... Dropped 19 points vs. North Dakota (Dec. 22) ... Hit 6-of-8 shots and scored 13 points vs. Morgan State (Dec. 28).

2013-14 Season Notes:
Earned his first collegiate start vs. Providence (Jan. 30) along with fellow freshman Deonte Burton (Jan. 30) ... Tallied 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field including a pair of 3-pointers vs. Samford (Dec. 28), leading the team in scoring for the first time in his career; also dished out …

Juan Anderson 10 - F - Sr. - Marquette

Class: Senior
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Castro Valley HS
Height / Weight: 6-6 / 215
Position: F
Experience: 3L

2014-15 Season Notes:  Scored 16 points and also led the team with seven rebounds and a game-high four steals vs. UT Martin (Nov. 14) ... Posted a team-high five assists and added five boards at Ohio State (Nov. 18) ... Poured in a career-high 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field vs. Omaha (Nov. 22) and also led the team in rebounds (8), blocks (2), steals (3) while adding four assists ... Nine rebounds matched a career-high and registered a game-high 20 points, including a career-best eight free throws on 13 trips to the foul line, vs. NJIT (Nov. 24) ... Posted 12 points, six rebounds and a pair of steals in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 27) at the Orlando Classic ... Pulled down a team-best eight rebounds in 36 minutes of action against Tennessee (Nov. 30) at the Orlando Classic ... Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds against North Dakota (Dec. 22) ... Set …

Derrick Wilson #12 - PG - Sr. - Marquette

Class: Senior
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
High School: The Hotchkiss School
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 210
Position: G
Experience: 3L

2014-15 Season Notes:  Posted a career-high two blocked shots vs. UT Martin (Nov. 14) ... Came off the bench to score a career-high 17 points, including a career-best eight field goals, and added five assists vs. Omaha (Nov. 22) ... Earned his first starting assignment of the campaign vs. NJIT (Nov. 24) and dished out a team-high four assists ... Contributed seven points, five rebounds and five assists in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 27) at the Orlando Classic ... Notched second 3-pointer of the season and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field for 11 points in victory vs. Tennessee (Nov. 30) in the third-place game at the Orlando Classic ... Went 6-of-10 from the field to score 15 points, while pulling down a career-high nine rebounds and dishing out six asssists in a win over North Dakota (Dec. 22) ... Grabbed six rebounds and had five helpers in a win over Pr…

Duane Wilson #1 - SG - RS/Fr. - Marquette

Class: RS Freshman
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.

High School: Dominican HS
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 185
Position: G
Experience: HS

2014-15 Season Notes:  Played 25 minutes and scored six points while adding four assists vs. UT Martin (Nov. 14) in his Marquette debut ... Knocked down a pair of second-half 3-pointers, scoring eight of MU's 13 bench points, and added two assists at No. 20 Ohio State (Nov. 18) ... Scored in double figures for the first time in his MU career with 15 points vs. Omaha (Nov. 22) ... Earned his first collegiate start vs. NJIT (Nov. 24) and answered with 18 points ... Scored 15 points and added three assists and three steals in loss to No. 20/19 Michigan State (Nov. 28) at the Orlando Classic ... Posted a career-high 30 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the floor (5-of-9 from 3-point range) in 67-59 win over Tennessee (Nov. 30) in the third-place game at the Orlando Classic ... Against Arizona State he knocked down nine free throws, tying a career high, on his way to 19…

Luke Fischer - #40 - C - So. - Marquette

Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Germantown, Wis.
High School: Germantown HS
Last College: Indiana
Height / Weight: 6-11 / 245
Position: C
Experience: TR

2014-15 Season Notes:  Made his season debut after becoming eligible on Dec. 16 vs. Arizona State by hitting 9-of-11 field goals, grabbing nine rebounds on his way to 19 points ... Followed that performance up with a career-high 22 points on a perfect 8-for-8 from the field vs. Alabama A&M (Dec. 19) ... Went 6-for-6 and scored 15 points, while pulling down nine rebounds vs. Morgan State (Dec. 28) ... Earned his first start in a win over Providence and scored 11 points (Jan. 3) ... Hit 6-of-6 field goals and scored 13 points in a career-high 33 minutes at Georgetown (Jan. 6).
Indiana (2013-14):  Appeared in 13 games off the bench for the Hoosiers ... Averaged 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 10.0 minutes per night ... Made his collegiate debut against Chicago State on Nov. 8 ... Chipped in six points and six rebounds in win over Oakla…

The Greg McDermott File

Graduating student-athletes, record win totals, sold-out crowds, regular-season and tournament titles, postseason success and a three-time All-American son are part of the legacy that Greg McDermott has created in his first four seasons on The Hilltop.

Named the 16th head coach in Creighton men’s basketball history on April 27, 2010, McDermott has gone 107-38 in his first four seasons, while returning the program to the national rankings with an up-tempo style of play that has fans turning out in record numbers. 
Last season McDermott’s club led the nation in three-point percentage, three-pointers made and assist/turnover ratio, while also ranking second in three-pointers per game and assists per game. His son, Doug, swept all 14 National Player of the Year awards, led the nation in scoring (26.7 ppg.), became the fifth-leading scorer in Division I history (3,150 career points) and went on to become the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft (Chicago Bulls)
Making the big leap from…

2014-15 Outlook - Creighton Bluejays

by Creighton Bluejays Media Guide
A sense of excitement is in the air as Creighton Basketball opens the 2014-15 season. The Championship Center, a 42,000 foot facility that contains 2 practice courts, 12 basket standards, an athletic performance center, offices, a locker room and players lounge opened in June and gives the Bluejays top-notch facilities.
The new building is only fitting, because Greg McDermott will rely on some new faces in 2014-15 to plug the holes left by the winningest senior class in program history.
Grant Gibbs, Jahenns Manigat, Ethan Wragge and National Player of the Year Doug McDermott graduated with 107 wins, three straight years with an NCAA Tournament win, and 5,964 points, 2,250 rebounds and 1,062 assists under their belt.
The lone returning starter, senior point guard Austin Chatman, has started every game the past two seasons while piloting the Bluejays to a combined 55-16 record. Chatman will be asked to take on a more vocal role with a team full of men w…

A Marquette man

By Jim Owczarski October 10, 2014

Coaches and other players were like ‘this kid is crazy.’ He would do whatever – it did not matter.
- Josh Davalli

The echo remains for Mike Dahlem, even after 30 years: hair, bone and flesh meeting wood, that supple smack that turns your stomach; the instantaneous ring of the iron under the bleachers that brings your shoulders to your ears. Steve Wojciechowski was just a seventh grader, an uncurbed point guard hurtling for a ball he couldn’t save. Dahlem was a junior varsity coach at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Baltimore, scouting potential players.
He immediately made a call to his head varsity coach, Ray Mullis.
There’s a kid we gotta get and you better come see him before other people know.
Josh Davalli still hears an echo, too.

Five years after Dahlem watched Wojciechowski Superman into the bleachers, the feverish guard was the senior captain at Cardinal Gibbons – and didn’t like the way his team was warming up prior to a game against rival…

Most Intriguing New Coach: Steve Wojciechowski (Marquette)


GRANTLAND - November 7, 2014
by Mark Titus I’ve been critical of how Coach K disciples receive automatic praise from the college basketball world, even though they’ve combined to coach more than 110 seasons and they don’t have a single Final Four to show for it. Mike Krzyzewski is the best college basketball coach ever. We can give him credit for that while also acknowledging that his coaching tree has a lot of proving left to do. Yet, like clockwork, another Coach K disciple has been hired — this time at Marquette — and, like Pavlov’s dogs, another fan base is salivating over the thought of having a Coach K Jr. running its program. Well, I’ve got news for you, Marquette fans: After reading this Wojo profile from Jim Owczarski, you should know that …


How could anyone who reads that article come to any other conclu…