Kyle Marks Headed to Big 12

Kyle Marks took a trip out to the midwest this past weekend and it didn't take him long to make a decision.

Nebraska already has Will Harris and Jamel White and now the Cornhuskers have added yet another underrated player in Kyle Marks.

Marks, a 6-7, 205-pound ultra-athletic senior from Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer High (Fla.), committed to Nebraska on Tuesday night shortly after returning from a visit to Lincoln this past weekend.

``He was really comfortable with Barry Collier and Scott Spinelli," assistant coach Billy Palagonia said. "They did a real good job of sticking with him."

Marks only averaged about nine points per game as a junior, but he hasn't played a lot of basketball until recently and has begun to draw comparisons to Stacy Augmon for his versatility and athleticism.

Marks also considered Charlotte and fielded interest from the likes of Miami and Florida. However, both of those in-state programs were interested if he took a year at prep school.

``The moment I got there, I just felt it was the right place," Marks told the Omaha World Herald. "It was a home away from home. When I met the players, I felt like I was one of them."

``His best years are definitely ahead of him," Palagonia added. "Alonzo (Gee) is very good right now and Kyle isn't far behind. He does some freakish stuff and has a 42-inch vertical."

With Harris, White and now Marks in the fold, Nebraska will focus its efforts on landing Texan big man Jeremy Mayfield, who according to sources close to the situation, will choose from Nebraska and Nevada.

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