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Akron Zips: One And Done, Not One And Gone

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19:  Austin Daye #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs has his shot blocked by Mike Bardo #54 of the Akron Zips in the first half during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden on March 19, 2009 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Lace BanachekAnalyst IMarch 20, 2009

It is always sad when a talented team falls to another. However, it was fun watching the talented shooters of Akron play against the likes of Gonzaga.

Hats off to a brilliant coaching staff as the Zips have nothing to explain, much less hang their heads about.

Tournament competition is never easy. Albeit win or lose, comes recognition. The testament to that statement is the quality commits that desire to be Akron Zips.

Zeke Marshall is a fantastic commit for Akron. He should develop nicely and improve/upgrade the size program for Akron.

His near seven-foot frame and defensive wingspan will keep the Zips in many games. Scout.com has Marshall as pure potential for the Zip’s MAC level and into the pro game upon graduation.

Time running and lifting weights will aid Marshall greatly as he moves forward in his transition being Akron’s power big man.

Work hard Akron players—be proud Zip fans—we expect you all to grace the floors of the 2010 NCAA season, pushing your way, all the way back to the March Madness Tournament.

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