The Wake Forest Basketball program has officially used the final scholarship for the 2021 season, adding Matthew Marsh, a 6-11 center from England.
Marsh has spent most of his career playing semi-professionally in Europe, most recently for ASVEL’s youth squad in France. Last season, he averaged 7.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 55% from the floor in the Jeep Elite U21 League. He had a career high in both points and rebounds against Monaco, dropping 21 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. He has also spent time playing basketball in Spain and his native England.
Following the late transfer of Ody Oguama, this is an outstanding pickup for the basketball team. Another big man gives Steve Forbes more depth and flexibility on the inside, while not relying exclusively on transfer players who only have one to two years of eligibility left. The Deacs now have a solid group down low, consisting of Marsh (6-11), Ole Miss transfer Khadim Sy (6-10), and Colorado transfer Dallas Walton (7-0). That is the most depth Wake has had inside since probably 2015, which is definitely a good thing.
Considering the difficulty of recruiting during the pandemic, Steve Forbes has done an incredible job putting together his first recruiting class, and I am definitely excited to see how they perform this season. GO DEACS!