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Christopherson to new Big East school

Combo guard Scott Christopherson, the No. 25 ranked player in the class of 2007, knew he wanted to play his college ball in the midwest. After an 18-5 run with Melrose-Mindoro (Wis.) High School during his sophomore season, Christopherson, 6-foot-2, 180-pounds, decided to cast his lot with in-state school Marquette, who will enter the Big East next season.
"I told Coach Crean a week ago that I was committing, but I'm letting the media know now," said Christopherson. "I'm very excited. I've gotten to know Coach Crean pretty well and like him as a person and his basketball philosophies. I especially like the way he teaches defense.
"I always knew I wanted to stay in the midwest. I've been to Marquette on a visit and just feel it is the best place for me."
Christopherson, who averaged 23 points and 6 assists per game this past season, will run with the Fox Valley Skillz AAU program again this summer. However, he will be without the help of the No. 11 ranked player in the class of 2007 Keaton Nankivil, who will be out this spring with a broken foot.
With contributing as a freshman at Marquette as a goal, Christopherson will be studying Marquette's system as well as working to improve his game.
"I feel I can come in and help the team early," he said. "I just need to get bigger and stronger and learn how to process the game faster. I want to start learning their system as fast as I can, so it won't be as big of an adjustment when I get there."
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