EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Marble is third to sign with Michigan State Spartans.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – APRIL 06: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts in the second half against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Michigan State has added a third player to its basketball recruiting class.

Julius Marble signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play for coach Tom Izzo next season. The 6-foot-8 forward will be a relatively unheralded freshman along with highly touted guard Mark Watts and forward Malik Hall on a talented and experienced team.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – APRIL 05: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans looks on during practice prior to the 2019 NCAA men’s Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 5, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Marble averaged 16.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks last season at Dallas Jesuit. He is ranked No. 366 overall in 247 Sports composite national rankings.

Izzo says Marble reminds him of former Spartans standout Andre Hutson, who helped Michigan State win its second national championship in 2000 because he can shoot 3-pointers and score in the lane with low-post moves.

ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 13: Sparty, mascot of the Michigan State Spartans, poses for a photo during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks during the 2012 State Farm Champions Classic at Georgia Dome on November 13, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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