Marquette and new head coach Steve Wojciechowski picked up a big commitment on Friday as BYU transfer Matt Carlino will finish his career as a Golden Eagle, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The news was first reported by ESPN‘s Jeff Goodman.
The 6-foot-2 Carlino will be eligible to play immediately after graduating from BYU and gives Marquette an experienced scoring guard that has averaged double figures the last three seasons while also handling the ball as well.
The junior averaged 13.7 points, 4.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game on 38 percent shooting and 33 percent three-point shooting for BYU this past season. Carlino’s final game at BYU was actually at the BMO Bradley Center in the NCAA Tournament loss to Oregon, which happens to be the home of Marquette.
Carlino should give Marquette an additional perimeter threat for a team that desperately needed shooting last season.
Virginia guard London Perrantes will miss Tuesday night’s game against Ohio State after having an appendectomy on Sunday (Nov. 29).
In a release from the school, it isn’t known if Perrantes will be able to play on Saturday against William & Mary.
The point guard was averaging 10 points, 5.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game this season. Without an experienced guard like Perrantes in the lineup, Virginia could see their better-looking offense slow down a bit. Malcolm Brogdon will probably carry more of the burden on offense and it will be interesting to see who head coach Tony Bennett asks to step up in place of Perrantes.
Purdue senior guard Rapheal Davis will likely miss his second consecutive game on Tuesday night as he recovers from a sprained MCL that he suffered in practice last week.
The Boilermakers travel to unbeaten Pitt tonight to play in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and Purdue associate SID Chris Forman said on Twitter that Davis is doubtful and couldn’t make it through practice the last few days.
While it will hurt Purdue to be without the reigning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Davis is apart of a pretty deep Purdue team that should still be very competitive without him. The senior also missed Purdue’s win over Lehigh on Saturday and it’s probably best to make sure he’s healthy for the Big Ten conference season as the Boilers have big aspirations.