Few transfer decisions in college basketball are truly shocking, but Monday's news out of Marquette qualifies.
The school announced brothers Sam Hauser and Joey Hauser are leaving MU at the end of this spring semester. Sam will be a senior, Joey a sophomore next season, and the two are expected to transfer as a duo to wherever they wind up. Because they're leaving and neither are graduate transfers, they will not play college basketball next season, as they'll redshirt.
The Hauser brothers joined forces to average 22.4 points and 11.3 rebounds last season and, combined with the return of likely preseason All-American Markus Howard, set up Marquette as a potential top-10 preseason team.
The Hausers' decision comes three days removed from Howard announcing his return to school. It's a whiplash for Marquette fans, who saw their team fade down the stretch this past season and fall as a No. 5 seed to Ja Morant and No. 12 Murray State in the first round.