In a conference that has seen first-round NBA draft picks, Zeke Marshall might be the most highly anticipated player ever.
The Plain Dealer's Elton Alexander heaved that high praise on the future center of the Zips, saying Marshall could be the most celebrated recruit in MAC history.
The MAC has produced top-10 picks such as Antonio Daniels, Wally Szczerbiak and Chris Kaman -- all of whom have enjoyed productive NBA careers. That begs the question: Does Marshall have potential to be the Zips' NBA draftee?
If I had to compare Marshall to a current professional (from what I have heard about him), it would be Samuel Dalembert or Roy Hibbert -- a center with defensive prowess and a skosh of offense.