June 11, 2009

Marble Jr. holds his own in open gym at State

Every summer there is a player in the state of Michigan that somehow goes unnoticed by programs in the Big Ten and goes on to have the type of college career that leaves fans and coaches alike shaking their heads and wondering how a player like that got away.

This winter it appeared that Southfield-Lathrup star Roy Marble Jr. might go unnoticed by high major powers in the Midwest. When SpartanMag.com spoke with Marble Jr. following his 28-point regional performance against future Spartans Derrick Nix and Keith Appling and their powerful Pershing Doughboys, he was hearing primarily from mid-majors and middle tier programs from power conferences. As for the Big Ten, Michigan had been in touch with Marble a little bit. But it appeared like his father's alma mater, Iowa, was the Big Ten school most likely to extend a scholarship to the talented Lathrup wing.

Michigan State was not in the picture for Marble in March and the Spartans stayed out of the picture during April and for some of May. But the 6-foot-5, 185-pound son of Iowa's all-time leading scorer has generated new interest from the Spartans.

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