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BREAKING: Hauser brothers leave Marquette men’s basketball

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Sam and Joey Hauser are planning to leave Marquette men’s basketball and transfer to another school, the players announced on their social media accounts Monday afternoon. A team spokesperson confirmed the departure. 

It is unclear where the brothers plan to transfer.

“Marquette will always have a special place in my heart,” Sam Hauser said in his Instagram post. “But moving forward with my basketball career, I have made the decision to transfer.”

“This has been a difficult decision, but I have made the choice to transfer from Marquette and continue my college basketball career elsewhere,” Joey Hauser said in his post. “Thank you for everything Marquette.”

With the exit, Marquette loses two of its top three scorers from last season.

The news comes three days after star-guard Markus Howard announced he is not declaring for the NBA Draft and will stay at Marquette for his senior season.

Howard will be the only returning player to average more than nine points per game. Each Hauser brother was involved on at least 17.9 percent of possessions last season, per KenPom, a prominent college basketball analytics site.

The brothers have combined to start in 128 of 135 games in their collegiate careers.

The Hausers’ departure leaves Marquette with three scholarships open for next season. Class of 2020 commit Symir Torrence may reclassify to the class of 2019, which would occupy one of those three spots. Torrence told the Marquette Wire in March that he has no timeline yet for making a decision.

“We are thankful for all that Sam and Joey contributed to our program and University during their time at Marquette and wish them the best of luck in the future,” head coach Steve Wojciechowski said in a statement.  “We have a tremendous group of returning players and are extremely excited about the upcoming season and future of our program.”

The brothers are the fourth and fifth transfers or early departures from Marquette men’s basketball in the last three years. Sandy Cohen III, Duane Wilson, Harry Froling and now the Hauser brothers have all left before the end of their eligibilities

This story is developing.

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One Response to “BREAKING: Hauser brothers leave Marquette men’s basketball”

  1. Ted on April 16th, 2019 8:14 am

    Screw `em. Please go to Va. Dump me once, shame on you. Dump me twice – good for me.

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