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#V4MSU: Michigan State basketball lands three-star power forward Julius Marble

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After a huge win over the Michigan Wolverines, and a second consecutive Big Ten regular season title, the Michigan State Spartans basketball program has landed its third recruit in the 2019 class.

Julius Marble, a three-star power forward out of Jesuit College Prep in Dallas, has verbally committed to MSU. He announced his decision earlier today on Twitter.

Marble stands at 6-feet-8-inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. He was in attendance for Michigan State’s Big Ten title-clinching win over Michigan. The raucous atmosphere at the Breslin Center, family-like traditions within the program and Tom Izzo were all reasons why Marble decided to become a Spartan, according to 247Sports.

His recruitment really picked up over the past few weeks, and he has been a quick riser up the recruiting ranks ever since. Marble had offers from Oklahoma State, Illinois, Boston College, Saint Louis, TCU and others. He recently narrowed down his list to a top-three between Michigan State, Illinois and Oklahoma State.

Marble is still flying a bit under the radar (for now). He ranks as the No. 59 power forward and the nation and No. 24 player in Texas. However, Izzo sees him as a guy who can come in right away and fill Kenny Goins’ role at the four spot. He should also be able to play at five as well.

Marble joins four-star power forward Malik Hall (who was also in attendance last night) and four-star combo guard Rocket Watts in MSU’s 2019 class. Hall has already signed his letter of intent with the Spartans, while Watts is expected to sign in mid-April. The Spartans are also in the running to land four-star small forward Keion Brooks, who said he plans to announce his decision on Friday. Indiana and Kentucky are considered to be ahead of MSU for Brooks, though.

Go Green!