Texas A&M Basketball: Aggies have to target this Michigan State transfer

Julius Marble, Texas A&M basketball (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Julius Marble, Texas A&M basketball (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Unfortunately, the Texas A&M basketball team’s 2021-22 season will not be remembered for the team’s successes. The Aggies performed extremely well down the stretch and, in all honesty, should have made the NCAA Tournament. The Aggies would eventually lose in the NIT Tournament Championship Game.

Despite their success, however, nobody seems to care about how they got there. And how they got there can be summed up in two words — transfer portal.

Buzz Williams reloaded in a hurry using the transfer portal to bolster a roster than lost more than half of its players from a season prior. With one player already entering the transfer portal, A&M could look to dip its toes into the transfer portal again.

The Texas A&M basketball team should target this Michigan State basketball player that just entered the transfer portal

On Tuesday, an interesting player entered the transfer portal that should draw the attention of any basketball program in the state of Texas. That transfer came from Julius Marble, a forward/center who has played his last three years of basketball at Michigan State. Here’s what he said on Instagram about his transfer.

"Spartan Nation thank you for an amazing 3 years. I wanna thank Coach Izzo as well as the coaching staff for everything they’ve done for me. I would also like to thank my teammates for always being there for me, love y’all boys! With all of that being said I gotta find the best situation for me and my family so I’ve decided to enter my name into the transfer portal."

The MSU forward came in as a three-star prospect but quickly developed into one of the most consistent offensive players in the Big Ten. With a starting role seemingly available in his future, Marble’s transfer may have been related to his family situation. Where is his family from, you ask?


By targeting Marble, the Aggies could quickly develop the most dangerous frontcourt in the SEC. WIth Henry Coleman as an enforcer, Marble would give Buzz Williams’ team that extra boost offensively that was missing at times in 2021-22. The MSU transfer averaged just 6.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 2021-22 but looked primed to take a big step forward.

Marble has a very strong mid-range shot and could potentially space the floor down low. His post game quickly became automatic at Michigan State, resulting in a 59.6% field goal percentage in his junior campaign. The former Spartan big does have worries defensively but at A&M, that feels like an area that would naturally improve.

As a Michigan State big, you know that he’s going to be extremely well-coached and could bring some of Tom Izzo’s philosophy to College Station.

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At the very least, Buzz Williams has to look into Marble as a potential target.