Marion Franklin center Marquiez Lawrence, out of Columbus, has committed to play basketball at Kent State, according to Rivals.com's Corey Albertson.
Lawrence, 6-foot-8, 200 pounds, is the first big man in the class of 2013 for coach Rob Senderoff. According to Rivals.com, Lawrence already had offers from Albany and James Madison, and was connected with Xavier to some extent as well.
This is the second commit for KSU in a month's time after JUCO guard Devin Carter committed.
Below is a video of Lawrence's highlights from last season.