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Who’s going to take over at Marquette for Markus Howard?

It’s one of the biggest questions of the offseason in the BIG EAST, but before throwing that on one player’s shoulders, it bears noting what one head coach said about Marquette’s all-time leading scorer.

“Markus Howard’s not walking through these doors again. There won’t ever be a player truly like him,” said Purdue’s Matt Painter after losing to the Golden Eagles last December in the Gavitt Games. Painter wasn’t criticizing Marquette, but rather praising the Golden Eagle great’s career. No one player can fully compensate for the top scorer in college basketball this past season.