Cubillan to Big East

People assumed David Cubillan would end up at Florida International, but the Venezuelan guard made a decision - and he's not headed south.

David Cubillan, a 6-foot, 170-pound senior guard from Venezuela who is spending his second season at St. Benedict's (N.J.), will sign a letter of intent to play at Marquette today.

``I visited there and met the people," Cubillan said. "It was a great visit. I really liked the coaches, players and I think I have a chance to play as a freshman."

Cubillan, 18, also received recent interest from Rhode Island, BC and Florida International, where people assumed the tough guard would end up.

``They only have one point guard on the team," Cubillan added. "I've always wanted to play in the Big East – it's a great conference. The coaches at Marquette will make me better. Coach (Tom) Crean is tough and that's what I want. I think I'm going to fit well with their style."

FIU was the first school to see Cubillan play a couple years ago at a South American tournament back in 2003 in which he earned MVP honors.

Cubillan, who averaged about 10 points last season as a junior and will need to improve his decision-making prior to getting to college, took an unofficial visit to FIU in April.

Crean and his staff have made a conscious effort to recruit on the east coast, already landing Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) and Buffalo, N.Y., native Lazar Hayward and Cubillan. They also have local standout, Anthony Green, in the fold - and are hoping to close out their class by landing 7-footer Chas McFarland, an Indiana native playing at Worcester Academy (Mass.).

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