WAUSAU PILOT AND REVIEW
Former Stevens Point Area High School basketball standouts Sam and Joey Hauser will leave Marquette men’s basketball program to transfer to another school, the brothers announced Monday on social media.
The departure has been confirmed by a team spokesman.
“Marquette will always have a special place in my heart,” Sam Hauser said in his Instagram post. “But moving forward with my basketball career, I have made the decision to transfer.”
“This has been a difficult decision, but I have made the choice to transfer from Marquette and continue my college basketball career elsewhere,” Joey Hauser said in his post. “Thank you for everything Marquette.”
The brothers’ exit means Marquette will lose two of the team’s top three scorers from this season. The brothers have combined to start in 128 of 135 games in their collegiate careers.
Guard Markus Howard announced on Friday he will not declare for the NBA Draft and will instead stay at Marquette for his senior season. Howard will be the only returning player to average more than nine points per game. Each Hauser brother was involved on at least 17.9 percent of possessions last season, per KenPom, a college basketball analytics site.
The brothers are also the fourth and fifth early departures from Marquette men’s basketball in the last three years. Sandy Cohen, Duane Wilson, Harry Froling and now the Hauser brothers have all left before the end of their eligibility, according to MarquetteWire.
Top photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics