Marshall adds foreign big man to 2015 recruiting haul


Marshall and head coach Dan D’Antoni continue to go the international route with recruiting as the school announced the signing of 6-foot-9 Ajdin Penava to join the 2015 class.

A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Penava most recently played for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague’s U18 Spars Sarajevo and D’Antoni is excited about the way he fits into the Thundering Herd.

“He’s very versatile, 6-foot-9, and long,” D’Antoni said in the release. “He’s skilled and he’s an outstanding student. He will fit in very well with our style of play. As a big man, he’s good with his back to the basket.”

D’Antoni has Serbian sophomore Milan Mijovic and Aleksa Nikolic returning while incoming freshman forward Aleksandar Dozic hails from Montenegro. The international flavor on the roster has definitely helped in more commitments and we’ll have to see if D’Antoni has tapped a pipeline that will help win him games.