Dec 1, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles head coach Buzz Williams during the first half of the game against the San Diego State Aztecs at the Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Marquette's Duane Wilson will redshirt

It has been announced that Duane Wilson, freshman point guard for the Marquette Golden Eagles, will become a red shirt. He will red shirt because of a left leg injury.

From the Associated Press,

Wilson missed most of the preseason after sustaining a stress fracture in mid-October. Marquette announced the move Friday and said Wilson only recently returned to practice on a limited basis.

The Golden Eagles (7-5) play their final non conference game Saturday against Samford before opening in the new-look Big East on Tuesday at Creighton.

It might be the best decision for Wilson and the team if he red shirts, and his coach, Buzz Williams, agrees. From CBS Sports,

“After thorough conversations with Duane and his family, we have decided it’s best for his career that he red shirt this year,” Williams said in a statement.

Marquette has had a rough beginning to their season; they have a 7-5 record right now. However, their record is enough to give them the current lead in the Big East Conference.

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