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Marquette down to eight scholarship players after two sophomores opt to transfer


(Marquette Athletics)

Marquette’s roster was already depleted this season due to players leaving the program and the Golden Eagles and head coach Steve Wojciechowski are losing two more players as the school announced two sophomores are transferring.

Sophomore guards Deonte Burton and John Dawson are both leaving at the end of the semester, according to the release.

“We appreciate all that Deonte and John have contributed to the program since our staff arrived in April,” Wojciechowski said in the release. “We will do everything we can to help them make the next step in their respective careers and wish them nothing but the best in the future.”

The 6-foot-4 Burton is the big loss of the duo. The powerful lefty wing was a key player for the Golden Eagles off the bench as he averaged 6.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 16 minutes per game. Dawson only played in one game this season and didn’t have much of a future as a Big East player.

This move leaves Marquette with only eight scholarship players for the season, although the Golden Eagles will get sophomore center Luke Fischer, a transfer from Indiana, on Dec. 16.

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