A couple of weeks after landing a commitment from senior combo guard Matt Walls, the Thundering Herd beat out other high-major programs when Patterson (N.C.) senior forward Tirrell Baines chose Marshall.
``They have a lot of tradition and Coach Jones and his staff are a terrific bunch of guys," Baines said. "I think I can really help them a lot."
Baines is an undersized power forward who consistently outworks the opposition. He's a guy who will need to improve his skill level in college, but he's extremely active on the glass, runs the court well and excels in transition.
``It's a perfect situation for Tirrell," added Patterson coach Chris Chaney. "He's going to play for someone who very reputable in Donnie Jones. As good a player as Tirrell is, he's an even better person."
``He'll help springboard the program to the next level," Chaney continued."