Marquette's Hauser Brothers Transfer to Virginia and Michigan State

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Two highly ranked transfers in Sam and Joey Hauser have finally found new homes. After shockingly deciding to leave Marquette in April, Sam has joined the University of Virginia, while Joey heads to Michigan State.

The Hauser's will both sit out their respective 2019-2020 seasons in an effort to become eligible in 2020-2021. Sam will have just one year of eligibility left to play with Virginia, while Joey will have two to three years, since he was redshirted his freshman season.

Marquette was likely looking forward to having the Hauser brothers together for one last run with star guard Markus Howard, but they clearly had other plans. The Hausers took many by surprise with this decision, as most believed that they would both join Wisconsin for the 2020-2021 season, but they decided to go their separate ways instead.

Oh what could have been, Badgers fans.

Sam Hauser had appeared in 101 games at Marquette, averaging 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior. Meanwhile, Joey put up just 9.7 points last season, but shot 42.3% from 3-point range as a freshman.

Both of these transfers are absolute game changers for Virginia and Michigan State, and could have a significant impact on the NCAA tournament in two years.