Sophomore Sandy Cohen on Marquette having more depth this season
"I remember there were times when we got down to six players last year. So with all the new recruits, all the new freshmen, it'll definitely be easier on our bodies in practice and we'll have more depth for games."
Junior Luke Fischer on how the highly touted freshmen bigs will help his game
"It's good. Matt (Heldt) is more of a traditional low-post guy, so you get that feel for when you play (an opponent) that plays like that, and then Henry (Ellenson) can do a little bit of everything, so that really helps and improves everyone."
Track and field star Wally Ellenson on how his athleticism translates to basketball
"It translates perfectly. All I have to do in high jump is jump really high. I can make the huge plays in basketball, play above the rim and make these exciting plays. The other plays I'll make are the desire plays, diving on the ball and those hustle plays, as well. But they translate perfectly back and forth."
Freshman Haanif Cheatham on getting big minutes immediately
"That was the main reason I chose to come here -- and the coaching staff that's here -- just working on my game and getting playing time right away is a great thing. Most freshmen probably don't get that."
Sophomore Duane Wilson on how the post players will help the guards
"It's about 'get it to the post and see what happens.' Our post is very unselfish; Luke (Fischer) can pass, Henry (Ellenson) can pass. You keep on putting it into the post, that's going to open up open jump shots and open lanes for guards. It's going to be hard for teams to read the guards because you have to double team. If you're going to play them one-on-one, then one of them is going to get 30 points, and that’s something you probably don't want to do is let one of them get 30 points. So they're going to have to double team or have some type of defensive strategy to stop us."