``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."
``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.).