On Second Thought, Kwane Marble Commits to Cowboys Basketball Program

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Kenny Foster of Smoky Hill High School is considered the top candidate this winter as Mr. Basketball Colorado. Kwane Marble of Denver East is second on the list.

They are both headed to the University of Wyoming. Marble reconfirmed his committment on Sunday.

Foster signed his letter of intent during the early signing period in November, following up on becoming the first player to commit to Wyoming back in September. Marble, a teammate of Foster's on the AAU Colorado Hawks, initially announced a commitment to the Cowboys, a couple days after Foster.

At the time, however, the Cowboys only had two available scholarships, and they are intent on adding a big man to the current recruiting class, which had Mable call time out to reconsider his decision.

Last month, however, Lwal Dung, a junior college transfer to Wyoming, announced he was leaving school to return home to Australia and pursue a professional career.

With a third scholarship for this year's recruits opening up, the Cowboys and Marble didn't hesitant in reaffirming that original commitment.

It's a bright spot in what has been a gloomy season for a Cowboys team that beset with injuries, which has left them with only seven healthy scholarship players. Marble, however, can see past the current struggles, and is excited about playing for coach Allen Edwards and his staff.

"I love the coaching staff," he said. "I liked the facility, and how they do different things to keep athletes on track. I like the enviornment around the program, and I like what (Edwards) is doing with the program. He's building a winning program and I want to be part of it."

Marble was the "other" player at Denver East a year ago to Daylen Kountz, who is a freshman at Colorado after being selected the USA Today Colorado High School Player of the Year in 2017-18. This year, the 6-foot-5 Foster has become the key player on the East team. In his first 12 games, he averaged 20.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.7 steals a game.

In his announcement on Twitter, Marble explained, "Each and every school showed me very much love and that made my decision even harder. However, after a lot of thought and sondieration, one school stood out, and I ame xtremely blessed to say that I will be attending the University of Wyoming to further my education and basketball career.

"Thank you to coach Edwards and the entire Wyoming staff for the opportunity to play at the next level. Go Wyo!"