July 2, 2009

Roy Marble Jr. headed to Iowa

Roy Marble Jr., the son of Iowa's all-time leading scorer, is going to play for the Hawkeyes in 2010. The 6-foot-5, 170-pound Michigan native, who averaged 22 points per game at Lathrup High School last season, made the call and gave his verbal commitment to the Iowa coaching staff earlier today.

Marble Jr. received an official scholarship offer from the Hawkeyes during a visit to campus in mid June. After looking over other offers from Providence, Dayton, Fairfield, Detroit, and Buffalo, he decided his future lies in Iowa City.

Now, the Class of 2010 prospect will play his college basketball at Carver-Hawkeye Arena just like his father, who scored a school-record 2,116 points at Iowa in the late 80's. While following in his father's footsteps was not something he thought about early on, Marble Jr. admits it is going to be pretty special now that it is going to be a reality.

Marble Jr. is the third verbal commitment for Iowa in the Class of 2010, joining Illinois guard Ben Brust, who decided yesterday, along with South Dakota forward Cody Larson. The Hawkeyes currently have one more scholarship to fill in the class.


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