We recently commented on the difficulty in projecting minutes for Marquette’s stacked 2018-19 roster. Today, we look at projecting usage play-by-player, which is (or at least feels like) a much easier task.
Before getting to our projections, we also looked at how many games each player posted a single-game usage greater than 25% thus far in their career (using KenPom.com data; minimum of 10 minutes playing time in a game).
Only three 2018-19 eligible Warriors have had more than five >25% usage games in their career, led by Markus Howard’s 34 over two seasons.
The other two players have never played for Marquette: Joseph Chartouny (26 games over three seasons at Fordham) and Ed Morrow (13 over two seasons at Nebraska).
The full list is below:
|>25% usage games (10 minute min.)|
Utah State transfer Koby McEwen will sit his year-in-residence this season before having two years to play at Marquette beginning in 2019-20. Over his two years at his previous school, Koby matched Markus Howard’s mark of 34.
Notably, Sam Hauser hasn’t reached 26% usage or higher in his career. His usage increased from 13.6% as a freshman to just over 18% as a sophomore and while we expect another increase this season, we’re projecting him to only get up to 21%. We expect his brother Joey to carry a considerably heavier usage over his career.
The full list of usage projections is below: