Hometown kids find success at Marquette
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Marquette men's and women's basketball has hit the postseason.
Throughout this season, two of the programs most standout performers are from southeast Wisconsin.
Senior forward Chloe Marotta is a Homestead graduate from Mequon. Sophomore forward David Joplin is a former Brookfield Central star.
Marotta is averaging a career-high 14.8 points per game and 8.9 rebounds. Joplin is averaging 9.3 points a game coming off the bench including a career-high 28 points on 8 made threes.
Joplin chose to go to Marquette after originally committing to Texas to follow Shaka Smart to the Golden Eagles.
Marotta followed a family legacy to Marquette. Her late father Marc played for Marquette and her brother as well. They have all worn the number 52.
This past February, Marotta launched "Rebounds for Research" to help raise money for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Her father passed away from a brain aneurysm in 2015.
Hello Everyone!— Chloe Marotta (@ChloeMarotta) February 4, 2023
I am starting a campaign called Rebounds For Research! 100% of donations go to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation to save the lives of loved ones. Thank you for your support! Please click link below for more information.❤️ https://t.co/U1258IIX2k
The Marquette women's team takes on St. John's at 1:30 p.m. on March 4 to begin the Big East Tournament.
In the men's tournament, Marquette will face either St. John's or Butler to open Big East play at 11 a.m. on March 9. The Golden Eagles won their first outright Big East regular season championship on Feb. 28, beating Butler 72-55.
Watch the full interview below with both Joplin and Marotta.