USC Transfer Malik Marquetti Commits To Ragin’ Cajuns Basketball
The Ragin' Cajuns Basketball team just signed a 4-star recruit out of high school, and he played in a big conference. USC's Malik Marquetti is headed to Lafayette.
Bob Marlin and his coaching staff locked down the 6'6" guard, who was voted one of the team captains on his Trojan squad before deciding to transfer, to fill a need at the guard position. With a ton of production leaving the roster, the Cajuns could use another ball handler with a knack for distributing.
He played in every game for USC in 2014-15, and he started 15 times as a freshman. He competed in the PAC-12, a power five conference, but he didn't start in 2016, and his numbers went down despite his role as a captain. Clearly, it wasn't the Compton native's leadership skills that were the issue at USC, but sometimes things don't work out.
Regardless of the circumstances, Marquetti's commitment to the Cajuns is huge. As a freshman at USC, he was a top five statistical contributor in steals, assists, rebounds and three-pointers.
He was a five star recruit out of high school for a reason, and furthermore, he's excited to be a Cajun.
He's going to have to sit out a year, but he will still have two years of eligibility left when he comes to play, according to Josh Parrot.
Parrot also provided a little scouting report on Marquetti's skill set for Cajun Nation.
Marquetti is joining a team that is losing a lot of people, so he's going to be asked to contribute heavily whenever his name gets activated on the roster. Johnathan Stove, Bryce Washington, Jay Wright, Frank Bartley and the rest of the Cajuns have to be excited to get another hard-working baller on the team.
Speaking of Washington, they took to Twitter recently to let fans know that this year is going to be special. Stove reminded the fans that they will be playing for their fallen brother, Herman Williams, all season long, and Washington simply reminded everyone they haven't seen his best yet.
Let the two leaders of the Cajuns set the tone for next year, and welcome Marquetti to the squad.