The Morning Dump is a daily post compiling a list of links and commentary of various Big East topics.
Countdown to the first games of the college basketball season: 26 days
- Marquette Madness took place on Friday night, which included a scrimmage, three-point contest, dunk contest and a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award given to sixth year senior Chris Otule. Freshman Deonte Burton, who seemed to be the favorite entering, won the dunk contest. And one Marquette team beat the other Marquette team by a score of 49-43. This is the best we have to feed our hunger until real games start — which can’t come soon enough.
- Ahmed Hill, Rivals 69th ranked prospect in the class of 2014, who was in attendance for Marquette Madness, saw everything he needed to see to convince him to commit to the program over the weekend. He is a 6-foot-5 Shooting Guard from Georgia and is Buzz Williams’ third recruit in the 2014 class.
- Jon Rothstein from CBSSports.com had a Q&A session with Georgetown coach John Thompson III and posted the transcript online. The Hoyas lost Otto Porter to the NBA Draft, but JT3 is still high on this year’s squad; and rightfully so. This is a deep and experienced team in both the front and back court.
- Assistant coaches, often times overlooked, are important to a program and the CollegeBasketballTalk blog listed the 10 notable hires this offseason. Creighton and Georgetown made the list with the moves they each made over the summer.
- Seton Hall was first to offer Nate Pierre-Louis when he was in only seventh grade — recognizing the serious potential he had. Pierre-Louis is now in high school, and continues to grow and get better. Seton Hall continues to pursue the prized guard, who is playing with some other very talented players, but they clearly aren’t the only ones chasing him.