Badgers “in the mix” to land Hauser brothers

Big news came out of Milwaukee this morning: the Hauser brothers are transferring out of Marquette.

Sam and Joey Hauser each announced their intentions to depart from the Golden Eagles on Twitter. Shortly after their announcement, Stephen Watson of WISN12, tweeted that Virginia and Wisconsin are the front runners to land the duo.

Jeff Borzello, a college basketball insider for ESPN, also chimed in on Twitter.

The Stevens Point natives were recruited by Wisconsin during their time at SPASH, but decided to go to Marquette.

The brothers helped Marquette defeat Wisconsin last season, 74-69, as well as a NCAA tournament berth and finished the season 24-10.

Last season Sam averaged 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 33.4 minutes per game. He also shot 46 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range and an impressive 92.4 percent from the free throw line.

Joey added 9.7 points, 2.4 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game in 29.2 minutes.

Besides the obvious in-state connections to UW, the Hausers are close with a couple members on the Badgers’ roster. Davison’s and the Hauser’s father played together at Minnesota-Duluth, and have remained close ever since.

Kobe King also has a history with the Hausers. The now redshirt-sophomore guard is from La Crosse, so he spent his high school career facing off in the WIAA courts with the brothers.

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