Buzz Williams certainly has things looking up in Milwaukee.
After bowing out in the Sweet 16 in 2011 and 2012, Williams and crew got over the hump by making the Elite Eight in 2013. There, they bowed out to Syracuse (whom they beat in the regular season), though they certainly provided their fans some entertaining basketball, especially in the first two NCAA tournament wins over Davidson and Butler.
With plenty of returning talent and Williams' best-ever recruiting class, it seemed as though 2014 could be the year they get to the Final Four.
Vander Blue's questionable decision to leave for the 2013 NBA draft (where he went undrafted) hurt those chances, though this team should still be loaded in 2013-14, thanks to a handful of promising newcomers and the five players highlighted in this article.
And for those five players, specific goals must be met if Marquette is to realize its ambitions for the 2013-14 season.