Marquette sharpshooter Sam Hauser to transfer to Virginia

A busy offseason in Charlottesville continues to remain, well, busy. On Tuesday, Virginia landed a commitment from one of the top transfers available in 2019: Marquette forward Sam Hauser. The announcement was made on Hauser’s Twitter page.

Hauser will redshirt during the 2019-20 season. He has one more year of eligibility remaining.

This is a bit of a surprise, though; it seemed for most of his recruitment that Sam and his brother, Joey, were a package deal. However, the younger Hauser brother committed to Michigan State.

Sam Houser has already scored over 1,200 career points in college; during the 2018-19 campaign, he averaged 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds (19.5 percent defensive rebound rate). At 6-foot-8, Hauser is an excellent shooter (40.2 3P%, 57.6 eFG% this season) and fringy NBA prospect.


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