April 16, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- Roichelle Marble, a 5-foot-7 guard from Des Moines, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at the University of Wisconsin, head coach Bobbie Kelsey announced today. Marble joins Cayla McMorris and transfer Rosie Gambino in the Badgers’ class of 2014.
“Roichelle is a nice addition to our program and especially at the point guard position,” Kelsey said. “Her maturity, work ethic and competitiveness will take our play up tremendously. She knows the game and grew up watching her father and brother, Devyn, excel at the highest level on the men's side.
“I have no doubt that Roichelle will make an immediate impact on the court next season for us. She is extremely excited to come to Wisconsin and we are very happy to have her as a Badger.”
Marble, the daughter of former Iowa standout Roy Marble and sister of Iowa men’s basketball standout Roy Devyn Marble, is a three-time all-state pick by the Des Moines Register, earning first-team honors as a junior and senior in addition to second-team honors as a sophomore. She is also a two-time Central Iowa Metro League first-team selection for coach Sam Powell. Marble competed in the 2014 Iowa Girls Elite All-Star Game and is a 2014 McDonald’s All-America nominee.
Marble also competed in track and cross country all four years at East High School, where she was a two-time member of National Honor Society and two-time member of the National Council on Youth Leadership.
Marble also competes with All Iowa Attack for coach Dicksen Jensen.
“The three new players that will join our team next season will shore up some areas that we needed to fill by losing two of our best players (Morgan Paige and Taylor Wurtz) to graduation,” said Kelsey. “We really needed to strengthen our guard play and now that we have signed two stellar guards, we will be able to do just that for next season. Rosie will be a welcome addition to our post lineup and will give us another strong body in the paint.
“We are very happy with each of our new players. They all work extremely hard and will showcase that work ethic on the court next season.”