Marquette lands four-star forward

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With Luke Fischer, Marquette’s top returning scorer and rebounder, set to graduate this spring, the Golden Eagles’ coaching staff put an emphasis on landing big men for the class of 2017.

In a span of five days, Marquette has landed two forwards, the latter being Jamal Cain, a four-star forward from Michigan. The 6-foot-7 Cain announced his commitment on Saturday evening via Twitter.

Earlier this week, Theo John made his pledge to the Golden Eagles, joining fellow three-star commit Ike Eke in Marquette’s current recruiting class.

As Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel pointed out, Marquette’s attempts to bolster its frontline are far from over, even after the events of this week. Hasahn French, a four-star power forward from Springfield Commonwealth Academy (Massachusetts), was on an official visit this weekend. The Golden Eagles are in the mix with UNLV, Saint Louis, VCU, UMass and Minnesota for the services of the rim-rocking forward. Xavier Tillman, another four-star forward from Michigan, is set for an official visit to Marquette next weekend.

Since taking the reigns in 2014, Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski has landed five four-star recruits, as well as Henry Ellenson, the eventual first-round pick, who was a consensus five-star prospect in the Class of 2015.