Golden Eagles, the Marquette Alumni, are gearing up for the 2022 TBT. With $1 Million on the line, and the thrill of the 2020 title fading away, #MUBB fans are expecting big things from their summer squad. Let’s take a deeper dive into the roster, and breakdown what to expect from the Marquette legends this year!
- The Wojo Era – 2014-2021
- Buzz’s Boys – 2008-2014
- Crean & Coaches – 1998-2008
- Honorary Eagles
Sacar Anim, Guard (2015-2020)
Pro – Reggio Emilia (Italy), Signed July 2022
One of the grittiest defenders to come through Marquette in the past decade, Sac showed he still had that tenacity in last season’s TBT. Although he couldn’t help Golden Eagles TBT repeat their 2020 title result, his athleticism on the defensive end led to some key stops. That slight cringe fans got when #2 would pull-up from 3 back in the day? Gone. His shot’s clearly improved post-college. Probably why he just signed with Italy’s top team, and even flirted with some NBA action last year. Sac Attack is Back, Jack.
Luke Fischer, Center (2014-2017)
Pro – Nanterre 92 (France), 2021-Present
It’s not often you find a team in this tournament that has what Golden Eagles TBT does in Luke Fischer: massive size (6’11”), and actual big-game experience. This is key as the competition’s talent pool (and crowd size) continues to grow. First round opponent Ohio 1804’s daunting duo of Antonio Campbell and Jalen Key will be an immediate challenge, especially with the Dayton crowd behind them. During his time in school, I often felt that MU fans were too hard on our all-time leader in field goal percentage. Luckily, TBT has provided Luke chances to build on his legacy beyond graduation, and he hasn’t missed a beat.
Derrick Wilson, Guard (2011-2015) ((Yeah yeah, only 1 year with Wojo. But I had to break this series up a bit.))
Pro – Zalakeramia ZTE KK (Hungary), 2021-Present
Now a mainstay on the Golden Eagles TBT, the reliable Alaskan point guard usually finds himself in a floor-management role. Similarly to his time in college, it’s his job to protect the ball, play hard defense, and feed scorers. Wilson cracked the top-10 in steals in 2019’s TBT, but for all the games MU has played in this tournament over the years, you’d expect a bit more of an impact on the stat sheet… Round 1 should be a comfortable match-up for D-Wil, but keep an eye on potential second round match-up vs. Red Scare (Dayton alum) and their longer, taller guards.
But where is….Andrew Rowsey? (2016-2018)
Rowsey first joined the team in 2019, provided clutch threes on the title run in 2020, and officially solidified himself as a top shooter (and trash-talker) in all of TBT in 2021. His game can be a wildcard in a tournament that plays more like streetball than pro. But that edge will be missed at times. Reason for his absence? I assume he’s too locked-in on his NBA journey. Currently with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, another season of G-League double-digit PPG (he’s 4/4 so far) could be enough to get that call-up in 2022-23.
Stay tuned for parts 2-4 coming soon, and TBT updates all tournament!
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