Marquette Gets 7-Footer

The Golden Eagles have been on the prowl trying to pick up a big man. After searching the country, Buzz Williams reeled in a 7-footer.

Buzz Williams and his staff picked up a foreign big man by way of Stoneridge (Calif.) Prep on Sunday.

According to sources close to the situation, Marquette received a commitment from Youssoupha Mbao, a 7-foot-2, 215-pound center, during his official visit to the Milwaukee (Wisc.) campus.

Mbao is the seventh member of the 2009 class to commit to Marquette. He'll join a strong group that consists of seniors Junior Cadougan, Jeronne Maymon, Erik Wiliams and Brett Roseboro, as well as JUCO standouts Dwight Buycks and Darius Johnson-Odom.

Mbao, who has played just one season at Stoneridge Prep, is a native of Dakar, Senegal.


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