• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Golf

NCAA 2015

March Madness

Get the latest March Madness news >>

Bracket Busted? Start New!
Tournament Games Live
Results & Schedule
Play Round by Round Watch Now View the live bracket

Marquette freshman Duane Wilson to redshirt entire season

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Marquette could use backcourt reinforcements as Big East play gets underway next week -- but the Golden Eagles won't be relying on Duane Wilson.

Head coach Buzz Williams announced Friday that Wilson would be redshirting the entire 2013-14 season.

“After thorough conversations with Duane and his family, we have decided it's best for his career that he redshirt this year,” Williams said in a statement.

Wilson, a 6-foot-3 freshman guard, hasn't played this season after suffering a stress fracture in his left leg back in September. He recently started practicing, leading some to think Wilson could return sooner than unexpected. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, his return will now not happen until next season.

Marquette has struggled this season, starting 7-5 heading into a home game with Samford on Saturday. None of the losses have been bad, per se, but outside a win over George Washington, the Golden Eagles' non-conference resume is lacking.

Wilson was a top-60 recruit in the class of 2013, and his ability to get into the lane and create plays for himself and teammates would have provided a major boost to this year's team. Williams has options on the perimeter, but none brings the playmaking ability of someone like Wilson. JaJuan Johnson, another freshman, could bring some perimeter pop -- if he got consistent playing time. He has five games of nine or more points, and seven games where he hasn't scored.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

March 27, 2015
Mark Few on impressive win over UCLA (1:07)
March 27, 2015
March Madness 360: 3 Notre Dame vs 1 Kentucky Preview
March 27, 2015
Karnowski with a no-look pass to Sabonis for the jam
March 27, 2015
Gonzaga dominating the paint early against UCLA


Most Popular

2015 NCAA Tournament
Final Four