On Friday evening, Duquesne’s leading scorer Marcus Weathers made the decision to transfer to SMU along with his brother Michael.
Weathers entered the transfer portal back on March 30 and heard from a long list of schools inquiring about his future. The 6-foot-5 forward led the Dukes this season with 15.3 points per game and was second on the squad in rebounding, averaging 7.5 per game.
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Weathers finished up his Duquesne career with 1014 points scored and 576 rebounds in 79 games. Through all three years with the program he started all but one of those 79 contests.
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This will be the second time the two brothers from Overland Park, Kansas will be sharing the floor in their college careers. After graduating from Shawnee Mission North High School as the two leading scorers in school history (Michael first, Marcus second), the Weathers twins went on to play one year together at Miami Ohio. Since then, Marcus has been at Duquesne, and Michael has been to Oklahoma State as well as Texas Southern. Their former coach at Miami Ohio, John Cooper, is now an assistant at SMU.
Michael, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 16.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists for Texas Southern. His team won the SWAC conference tournament, earning a bid to the NCAA tournament. There, the Tigers took down Mount St. Marys in the first four and then fell to Michigan in the first round.
As the two brothers move on, they will both look to provide as many memories to the SMU fan base as they did with their prior schools’. Duquesne fans will remember Marcus for many years to come as throughout the last three years he cemented himself as one of the best players in recent program history.