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Hauser brothers on mission for Marquette basketball

Posted at 10:40 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 23:40:46-05

It has been a great season for the Marquette Golden Eagles so far, from battles with Buffalo to overtime wins in Omaha.

During those games, you’ve probably heard the name Sam Hauser, and then the name Joey Hauser.

“It’s been really fun, everything you can imagine. Playing together in high school is one thing, but in college it’s just a whole different experience. We are making some memories that will last a long time,” said Sam Hauser, a junior at Marquette and Joey's older brother.

Brothers by blood and basketball, Sam and Joey Hauser had to wait two years to share a collegiate court.

An ankle injury sidelined Joey his senior season of high school, forcing him to redshirt a year as well.

“I was amped up; I was ready. It was pretty emotional just for me finally being able to play after missing out on my whole senior year. Nerves weren’t really a problem for me, I was just really excited to get out on the floor especially with him (Sam),” said Joey, a freshman at Marquette.

Reunited and feeling oh, so good, the Hausers haven’t looked back.

"We are making some memories that will last a long time.” — Sam Hauser, a junior at Marquette

Both brothers agree that being able to look across the paint and see one another has helped take their game to the next level.

“Obviously, it’s nice to have someone who complements you on the court, and he (Joey) does that. He brings another scoring option, which opens up things for everyone else, including myself,” said Sam.

“I mean, it’s the same role model that I’ve had my whole basketball career. My parents or grandparents would ask me who I want to be as a basketball player and I would say Sam. I wouldn’t say Michael Jordan, LeBron James or Larry Bird. I would always say Sam.” said Joey.

Hoping to keep the “House of Hauser” together on the floor for as long as they can, Sam and Joey’s other top agenda is to help their Marquette family keep winning.

“This is our goal from the start of the season, to be in the top tier of the conference, and we have done that so far. Obviously, there’s a lot of basketball to be played, so we just have to stick to grinding and stick to our standards. I think we are going to just be fine,” Sam said.