College Basketball Recruiting: Mark Fox seals 3 commitments during the early signing period

2 were known. 1 was a surprise.

The Bears signed 3 players during the early signing period, filling out their class and scholarship numbers for next season. Bishop o’Dowd guard Marsalis Roberson, Cathedral Catholic High School forward Obinna Anyanwu, and St. Benedict’s Prep forward Sam Alajiki will join Mark Fox’s program in 2021.

"We believe we've added a trio of quality young men who will make our program better on the court and in the classroom," Fox said. "Sam, Obinna and Marsalis will each bring distinct elements and talents to our team, and I look forward to coaching them next year."

Welcome to the new guys!

"Obinna is big and can play the three or the four position," Fox said. "He's physically imposing, and his motor is what immediately drew us to him. He's relentless and attacks the basket and the boards with energy. His skills have developed to where he can now consistently knock down the outside jump shot, and we see him only getting better."

"Most importantly, Marsalis is a great kid with high character," Fox said. "He's a conscientious student, a hard worker and very competitive. His athleticism and aggression on both ends of the floor really stand out."

"Sam is a mature young man and an elite student who comes from a great family," Fox said. "We believe he is a guy who can play, athletically, in our league right now. In addition to being a downhill bull with the ball in his hands, Sam is a good shooter."