“Marquis did a good job, but it was a question of positional needs at this time in relation to our opposition,” Saints coach Doug Marty told the Dominion Post. “There’s a lot of big rebounding teams in the league and it has been a weakness of ours this season.” Webb, a natural point guard, looked a quality player at times but was essentially being asked to play out of position at forward. “I feel for Marquis. He really did contribute and we sat down and made that clear. He understands that as a professional player you have to understand there are certain positional needs,” Marty said.**Rosario, the McDonaldls’ All-American and RU recruit, was named MVP of the ‘High School Weekly’ program, but host Mike Quick said on the air Tuesday night that Rosario “blew off” the interview while “we held up our end of the bargain.” Not sure what went down with that one.
Balocka is a 6-foot-8, 250-pound power forward from Vilnius, Lithuania. Parghalava is a 6-2, 175-pound shooting guard from Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Balocka averaged 13.7 points and 11.2 rebounds as a sophomore last season. He finished second in rebounding in Region 8 of the National Junior College Athletic Association. “He had 19 double-doubles for us last year in what is probably the best junior college league in the country,” Pensacola coach Paul Swanson said. “He’s a really strong, powerful player.”Swanson said Balocka was a perimeter player in Lithuania, and is still learning how to play in the low post. “He can shoot it a little from the outside, even though he has kind of an odd shooting form,” Swanson said. “But his body type is built for the post. He really improved with us, and I think he’ll only get better.”