The 6-9 ½, 210-pound Ames High (Iowa) junior probably won't put up hefty numbers, but he'll be a key cog in Hank Huddleson's success this season.
``He's in the limelight now, but he's been with me for a full year," Huddleson said. "As a back to his back guy, will he get me 20 a night? Probably not. But he'll get me 10 and 10."
``He just doesn't make mistakes, he runs the court well, catches everything and has a high basketball IQ," added Huddleson.
``Being that I'm from Ames, I've always been a Cyclone fan," Marsden said. "I think that what Wayne Morgan has done has surprised a lot of people, including me."
In addition to Iowa State and the Badgers, Marsden also said that Iowa is in the mix – although the Hawkeyes have yet to offer the in-state big man. UConn put in a call to Huddleson the other day regarding Marsden and
Marsden is also a standout first baseman, but it's likely he'll skip this high school season (which is played in the summer in Iowa) to focus on summer basketball with the Martin Brothers.
``I think with what we did last summer, it's going to make us play harder as a team," he said. "I think we have a great shot at doing the same thing we did last year. We went in as the underdog with nothing to lose and we just have to prove ourselves again."