The rest of the team is loaded with transfers from six different Division I schools, including two from Louisiana State and one from Nevada-Las Vegas. Several others are juco imports, including point guard Kareem Storey, who leads the team with 23 assists.
The Eagles have two 6-10 centers, with Billy Reader (4.7 points, 4.3 rebounds) starting all three games. The other three-game starters are Warner and Mississippi Valley State transfer Brent Arrington (9.7 points), a 6-3 guard.
Marshall, coming off a 119-77 win over Rio Grande, faces trips to East Tennessee State, Vanderbilt and Penn State in the near future, so this road baptism is important.
"We're a work in progress," Herrion said. "There were a lot of good things about the Rio game, including our team's focus. We've stepped up in weight class, playing a good Morehead club on the road. It's about the evolution of this team - we've got to get better, and this is the next opportunity."
"Jay brings great versatility to our frontcourt; he can play multiple positions along the baseline," Herrion said. "Jay will be very prepared once he arrives on campus in his transition to college basketball."
The other signees are 6-9 Shane Hall from Johnson Central (Ky.) High and 6-11 Henry Uwadiae from Charlotte, N.C., via Kirkwood Community College in Iowa.
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