Marquette's program took a hit on Monday when brothers Sam and Joey Hauser announced they are transferring at the end of the semester.
Neither sibling provided a specific reason for leaving the Golden Eagles.
Sam Hauser averaged 14.9 and 7.2 rebounds as a junior forward last season. Joey, a freshman forward, averaged 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds.
"I want to thank Marquette University for the countless opportunities it has granted me over the past 3 years," Sam wrote in a note posted on Twitter. .".. Marquette will always have a special place in my heart. But moving forward with my basketball career, I have made the decision to transfer."
Joey's comments had a similar vibe.
"This has been a difficult decision, but I have made the choice to transfer from Marquette and continue my college basketball career elsewhere," Joey wrote in his note on Twitter. "Thank you for everything Marquette."
The decisions to transfer come shortly after star guard Markus Howard announced he was returning to school for his senior season.
Golden Eagles coach Steve Wojciechowski addressed the departures in a news release.
"We are thankful for all that Sam and Joey contributed to our program and University during their time at Marquette and wish them the best of luck in the future," Wojciechowski said. "We have a tremendous group of returning players and are extremely excited about the upcoming season and future of our program."
Sam was a three-year starter who averaged 12.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in 101 career games. He made 246 3-pointers.
Joey started last season and made 45 3-pointers.
Marquette went 24-10 this past season but fell apart late in the campaign with six setbacks in seven games. The fifth-seeded Golden Eagles were upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by Ja Morant-led Murray State.
--Field Level Media