DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Forward Theo John says he's transferring from Marquette to Duke, yet another player to leave the Golden Eagles. John said on Twitter on Friday that after conferring with his family he will spend his final year of eligibility with the Blue Devils. The 6-foot-9 John averaged 8 points, 5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks this past season.
Marquette has added former George Mason guard Tyler Kolek and ex-Clemson forward Olivier-Maxence Prosper as the Golden Eagles reshape their roster under new coach Shaka Smart. School officials announced Thursday the additions of Kolek and Prosper as well as incoming freshmen Emarion Ellis, Keeyan Itejere and David Joplin. Kolek, who is 6-foot-3, was named the 2020-21 Atlantic 10 rookie of the year.
Theo John has elected to wrap up his collegiate career after his four years at Marquette and will move on to whatever professional opportunities are available to him. I don’t think I ever expected any of the three to return to Marquette for an extra season of eligibility. I’m actually kind of surprised that Cain and McEwen are taking an extra year at all, especially McEwen who will be in his sixth year of college due to sitting out for a year at Marquette after transferring from Utah State.