May 27, 2009

Busy month ahead for Marble Jr.

It's going to take more than a strained hamstring to slow down Roy Marble Jr. this summer. The talented 2010 prospect and son of the Iowa Hawkeyes all time leading scorer got back on the court this month and is performing at a high level in several AAU tournaments.

"I feel like I have comeback pretty well from it," Marble Jr. said. "I just take a little more time and do more stretching before games and that has helped."

The 6-foot-5 wing from Southfield, MI turned more than a few heads this past weekend at the Bobby Hussey Memorial Day Classic in Atlanta, averaging 21 points a game, including a standout performance in a win over a very talented New York Gauchos squad.

"We have been doing ok. We are trying to qualify for the Peach Jam in July. We need to get to the final four and we have made it as far as the elite eight. We beat the Gauchos by one point and then lost to the St. Louis Eagles."

While college coaches cannot attend the AAU events this spring, they are certainly hearing about Marble Jr. and his play and that led to another offer.

"I picked up an offer from the University of Detroit recently to go with the offer from Buffalo," he said.

There will likely be another offer or two coming in June as Marble Jr. makes his way to several college campuses during a down time on the AAU circuit. He will be headed to Providence early in June for a campus visit. He is also hoping to make a trip to Dayton and Buffalo in June. One other campus visit will be to his father's alma mater, the University of Iowa.

Marble is scheduled to take the ACT on June 13th and the following week, he will make his way to Iowa City, where the coaches have indicated he will receive a scholarship offer.

"I am really excited about the trip to Iowa. I want to see the campus and get a feel for what life is like in Iowa City. I want to get to know the coaches and the players better on the visit," he said.

Marble Jr. may be attending Duquesne camp this weekend and could be participating in a camp at the University of Michigan next month.

Marble says that Iowa, Providence, Detroit, Buffalo, and Dayton are the schools that are recruiting him the hardest right now.

With a busy travel schedule ahead in the next month, Marble Jr. isn't losing sight of the fact that he has plenty of work ahead to potentially turn a few heads in July.

"I am working on ball handling and defense a lot this spring and summer. I have also been trying to put on about 15 pounds of muscle, so I have been hitting the weight room."

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