The Marquette Golden Eagles were one of the best teams in college basketball last season because of Tyler Kolek. He is 22 years old and is about to enter his senior season. Kolek was one of the reasons why they won the BIG East regular season title and the BIG East Tournament a season ago.
Marquette was a two-seed in the NCAA Tournament after going 17-3 in conference play. The Golden Eagles finished with a 29-7 overall record before losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against the Michigan State Spartans.
In an article that was posted on foxsports.com last week, there was an article that was titled: 40 players, coaches who will shape the 2023-2024 men’s college basketball season. Tyler Kolek’s name was mentioned in it for the upcoming college basketball season. He is ranked sixth in this article. John Fanta, a college basketball broadcaster and reporter said about Kolek:
“The reigning Big East Player of the Year is back at Marquette, and the Golden Eagles have championship expectations again with him at the point guard spot. All Kolek did last season was tally 270 assists to just 90 turnovers while leading Shaka Smart’s team to the conference regular season and tournament crowns. In the Big East Tournament, he averaged 18.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists en route to the Most Outstanding Player honor at Madison Square Garden. The senior point guard fits Smart’s system and program well and plays mistake-free basketball.”
Marquette Golden Eagles guard Tyler Kolek Looking to the BIG East Player of the Year Once Again
Kolek is looking to make an impact once again this season for Marquette basketball. He is one of the reasons why they are in contention for a National Title. They were last in the Final Four in 2003, where they lost to the Kansas Jayhawks. Their last NCAA Title was in 1977 against the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Tyler Kolek is looking to lead this program in cutting down the nets this season. They can very well be ranked very high in the Top 25 preseason rankings. Kolek a season ago played in 36 games and averaged 12.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, and 7.5 APG. He shot 47.1% from the field, 39.8% from three-point land, and shot 80.2% from the free throw line.