The information high way was humming on Sunday night when Class of 2010 signee, Roy Marble Jr., tweeted that his cousin, Stephen McCarty, would be walking onto the Iowa basketball team this coming season.
I confirmed the news with Marble through text message.
McCarty is a 5-10 point guard from West Bloomfield High in Detroit.
I spoke with McCarty late last night and here are some quick tidbits from the conversations:
-According to Stephen, we are not recruiting any more guards in this class and he will get a shot to win the back-up PG role. He turned down scholarship offers from Buffalo and Sacramento State to walk on for us.
-McCarty played AAU snd middle school ball with Marble Jr. They're first cousins.
Stephen said that Roy Sr. encouraged him to send his film out to Fran and the staff. The coaches liked what they saw and asked him to be a preferred walk-on last Tuesday, two days after the Salter visit.
McCarty plans to move to Iowa next month and participate in the PTL.
I will have a write-up with direct quotes later today.
Here's McCarty's profile on MaxPreps:
Here's a You Tube Video of McCarty: