Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Joey Hauser picks Michigan State, Sam Hauser chooses Virginia
By ADAM ZAGORIASam and Joey Hauser are headed to different schools.
Sam Hauser, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, picked Virginia, while Joey Hauser, a 6-9 freshman, chose Michigan State, according to their Twitters. Both must sit a year per NCAA transfer rules.
Sam was Marquette’s second-leading scorer at 14.9 points per game along with 7.2 rebounds per game.
Joey Hauser averaged 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds.
Marquette star Markus Howard, the reigning Big East Player of the Year, previously announced he would return for his senior season. Howard averaged 25.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
Marquette likely would have been the favorite to win the Big East had all three players returned. Now the league appears more wide open, with Villanova, Seton Hall, Georgetown and Creighton all expected to have strong teams.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.