JC Marcus Sikes Picks Cincinnati over Gophers

Marcus Sikes, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward from Mount San Jacinto (Calif.) College, has committed to Cincinnati and will sign his letter of intent today, according to Mount San Jacinto head coach Patrick Springer. Sikes had visited Cincinnati Thursday and Friday and visited Minnesota Saturday and Sunday. He was considering the two schools, along with Bradley. The Gophers are expected to look at juco player Jamar Smith of San Bernadino Valley and Lance Stemler from Southwestern Illinois College.

Marcus Sikes, who played in 29 games for the University of Georgia as a freshman, averaged 13.1 points and 11.3 rebounds and earned All-Foothill Conference honors after transferring to Mount San Jacinto this season.

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