WKU basketball adds Marberry to roster, Crook as GA

WKU senior guard Jamal Crook (#14) brings the ball down court during the second half March 22 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. KU beat WKU 64-57.

Herald Sports Staff

The WKU men’s basketball team added Tennessee’s Division II-A Mr. Basketball Rob Marberry to its 2014-15 roster. 

Marberry prepped at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, Tenn., where he averaged 16 points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots and 1.5 assists per game as a senior in 2013-14.

Marberry, a 6-foot-8 forward, was named district MVP during his junior and senior year at FRA. He will walk on with the Hilltoppers after receiving scholarship offers from Middle Tennessee, Belmont, Florida Gulf Coast and Toledo. 

The team also will welcome a former Hilltopper to its staff in Jamal Crook. 

The former point guard will join the staff as a graduate assistant after lettering four years from 2009-10, 2012-13. 

Crook’s played on year of professional basketball with the National Basketball League of Canada for the Ottawa Skyhawks last season and averaged 11.8 points and 3.4 assists per game before his season ended in December with a broken right foot.

The Louisville native finished his WKU career fourth in school history in assists (358), and 779 points in 123 games.