Maymon bolts Marquette hoops, could Blue be next?Wisconsin Sports
- Wisconsin’s high school basketball player-of-the-year has left the Marquette men’s team.
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin’s high school basketball player-of-the-year has left the Marquette men’s team.
Coach Buzz Williams announced the departure of freshman Jeronne Maymon last night. He did not give a reason, and Maymon was not immediately available for comment.
The 6-6 forward averaged four points and four rebounds in just over 16 minutes per game. He sat out the North Carolina State contest on December fifth with a hip pointer. But Maymon played in Marquette’s other nine games – and he had four points and five rebounds last Saturday in a loss to Wisconsin.
His departure leaves the Golden Eagles with only nine scholarship players, and two of them – freshmen Youssoupha Mbao and Erik Williams – have not played much at all.
Maymon led Madison Memorial to a state Division-One high school championship in March, and he was coach Williams’ first in-state recruit. His best friend, Memorial senior Vander Blue, signed with Marquette last month and said Maymon was a big reason he withdrew from an earlier commitment to the Badgers.
It’s not known what will happen next. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Baylor had apparently offered a starting spot if Maymon had committed there earlier.