A very late (but important) commit came in for the Charlotte 49ers basketball staff. Marcus “Markie” Bryan, a power forward from Ravenscroft (NC) near Raleigh, has pledged to the Niners and will join the team in 2013 barring any major issues.
Bryan originally planned to head to prep school up at Tilton in New Hampshire (presumably in search of getting offers from high major schools), but apparently changed his mind and will attend college right away instead. For the Niners, it comes just a week before classes, and it looks like a very nice addition this late in the game–it gives the team help in the post to shift the work load off of Willie Clayton. He also adds some good size up front and should provide help in the rebounding department (there seems to be a little confusion about his height–some sites say 6’7″, 215; others give him an extra inch and 15 more pounds. In comparison, Clayton is listed on Charlotte49ers.com as 6’7, 236.)
Bryan joins fellow PF Cameron Blakely (from Georgia) as the other Charlotte commit/signee. The two of them will definitely be pushing each other in a few months to see who can get the most minutes off the bench.