Bad news out of Marquette today - Todd Rosiak is reporting that class of 2010 recruit and junior college transfer Monterale Clark was arrested along with 2 other classmates for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18 year old woman. This continues the rollercoaster ride that has been Buzz Williams' short 18 month tenure as head coach at MU. With the recent departures of Brett Roseboro and Aaron Bowen, and now what assuredly will be a scholarship withdrawl from Clark, Coach Williams now has 3 available scholarships for the class of 2010. Buzz has already established quite a reputation for recruiting, so it's easy to get excited over the possibility of upgrading the talent level when a scholarship becomes availabe. However, with the early signing period fastly approaching, and now a 3rd scholarship to fill by next season, I am beginning to worry that there may not be enough time to secure three solid prospects. Buzz has Marquette on the radar for a handful of top 100 prospects yet, but it's highly unlikely that he will be to get a committment from over 50% of them. The recruiting game is just too competitive, and as far as I (we) know, Buzz doesn't partake in the "dirty" recruiting efforts that a number of other institutions allow. That being said, I think that it's unrealistic to hope for 3 top 100-150 prospects at this point in the game. I predict 1 more top 100 guy, a lower level prospect, and 1 JuCo transfer. With the departure of Roseboro and now Clark, MU will be lacking in the big man department once again going into the 2010 season.
In other news, it sounds like Darius Johnson-Odom injured is foot/ankle in practice and will sit out the next month or so. Not good considering he was probably going to be one of the guards that runs much of the offense behind Cadougan/Acker.