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Marshall basketball: Highly touted point guard signs with the Herd

By From staff reports

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Marshall men's basketball program added a coveted point guard Friday. 

Jaylen Brantley, a 5-foot-10 point guard from Fitchburg, Mass., signed with the Thundering Herd, the school announced. He played last season at Notre Dame Prep, a Towson, Md., based program that made it to the national semifinals before losing to eventual national champion Northfield Mount Hermon last season.

"Jaylen is a terrific addition to our basketball program," Marshall Coach Tom Herrion said in a news release. "He has played in very successful programs in high school and AAU. He is a relented player and quality individual who we welcome to our basketball family."

Brantley was rated as a four-star recruit by and averaged 16 points and five assists. He shot 44 percent from three-point range and 85 percent from the free throw line. He also played on the AAU team BABC (Boston Amateur Basketball Club).

According to, Brantley held scholarship offers from Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Missouri, Rhode Island, Richmond and Virginia. 

Brantley is the fourth member of the Herd's 2013 recruiting class, joining Justin Edmonds, Cheikh Sane and Shawn Smith.


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