Nationally ranked prep prospect Joey Hauser (Stevens Point, Wis./Stevens Point Area Senior High) has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Marquette University men’s basketball program, head coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Wednesday morning.
Hauser (6-8, 210 pounds) will arrive on campus in the summer of 2018 and have four years of eligibility with the Golden Eagles. His brother, Sam, is a currently a sophomore forward for Marquette.
“Joey has been our top recruiting target for this class since he was a freshman in high school,” Wojciechowski said. “We believe in him as a person and we love what he brings to the table as a player. He is incredibly versatile and possesses a both a high basketball IQ and a winning pedigree.
“He’s a team player and a winning player and I couldn’t imagine a better fit for Marquette University and our program,” Wojciechowski added.
Hauser, who is ranked as high as 32nd in the nation by 247Sports.com, has helped lead SPASH to three-straight state titles under the direction of head coach Scott Anderson. He averaged 23.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game as a junior en route to the squad’s third championship, finishing with 33 points and 22 rebounds in the title matchup.
The Stevens Point, Wisconsin, native was a unanimous selection to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State Team and claimed co-player of the year accolades in the Wisconsin Valley Conference in 2016-17. Hauser enters his senior campaign with 1,126 points and is a candidate for the state’s Mr. Basketball Award in 2017-18.
A three-year varsity letterwinner, he was an all-state performer as a sophomore after averaging 17.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 59.6 percent from the floor. As a freshman in 2014-15, Hauser claimed all-league accolades and chipped in 9.6 points and 4.6 boards per contest en route to his first state championship. Along with the trio of titles, the Panthers have finished undefeated in league play each of those campaigns and are a combined 79-5 overall.
Hauser competes on the AAU circuit with the Iowa Barnstormers.
Along with Hauser, Marquette will welcome newcomer Brendan Bailey (American Fork, Utah/American Fork HS) to the roster. Bailey officially signed with the team in 2016 and will be completing a two-year Mormon mission in Washington, D.C., this spring. He was a top-100 prospect his senior year of high school and is the son of former NBA player Thurl Bailey.
via Marquette Press Release
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