Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MARSHALL BASKETBALL ; Source: Herd to Get Commitment from NC Post Player

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MARSHALL BASKETBALL ; Source: Herd to Get Commitment from NC Post Player

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HUNTINGTON - Marshall's basketball team could use a little extra beef underneath, and just might get it with Iran Bennett of Raleigh, North Carolina. Bennett's commitment to the Thundering Herd, according to a Gazette-Mail source, is expected to be announced this week by Hargrave Military Academy. Bennett reportedly has been courted by North Carolina State and Clemson, among others.

He is a 6-foot-10, 300-plus pounder who has reportedly slimmed down from a high of 378 pounds. Sporting long feet and large hands, his ideal weight could be at the 280-285 range. If he signs a letter of intent for MU and plays in coach Dan D'Antoni's system, he'll have no choice.

In high school, Bennett played at Bull City Prep Academy and Mount Zion Christian Academy, both in nearby Durham. …

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