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Scotland Campus (Pa.) guard Kyle Braun committed to Marshall’s men’s basketball program last week. Originally from California, Braun brings a laid-back demeanor and impressive shooting touch to the Herd.

HUNTINGTON — Marshall men’s basketball saw a decrease in numbers with the exits of three players due to transfer in the last month.

On Thursday, Herd men’s coach Dan D’Antoni announced three additions to the 2021 signing class that make up for those losses.

Guard Kyle Braun joined Georgia forwards Wyatt Fricks and Chase McKey in signing letters of intent with Marshall.

Braun is a 6-foot-3 guard who comes to Marshall from Scotland Prep in Pennsylvania where he played this season after decommitting from Navy.

The California-based guard is the son of touted musician Rick Braun and brings a talent in working in the up-tempo, NBA-style scheme that D’Antoni employs.

Braun has a solid shooting touch and can also facilitate. He averaged 15 points, five assists and five rebounds as a high school player in California before his decision to come east for prep school after committing to Navy.

“He’s athletic and has a quick release,” D’Antoni said. “He reminds me in some ways of Stevie Browning. He’s a competitor and a smart kid.”

While the Herd backcourt adds Braun to the mix to help compensate for the loss of Jarrod West, the frontcourt added a pair of lengthy versatile players on the inside as well.

Fricks is a 6-foot-9 talent from Winder-Barrow High School in Georgia who possesses the ability to protect the rim, as well as step out and knock down shots to extend the defense.

Fricks averaged 19 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.4 blocks per game en route to Georgia All-State selection for 2020-21.

“He’s a Mikel Beyers type of player,” D’Antoni said. “He can handle the ball and run the floor. He’s very competitive. He’s athletic and can catch the ball above the rim. He can play anywhere and shoots threes well.”

The final piece is also a Georgia product and one who committed to the Herd recently in 6-foot-10 Atlanta-based product Chase McKey.

McKey, the son of former NBA player Derrick McKey, averaged 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game at TSF — a prep program in Atlanta.

TSF coach Rob Johnson said McKey had “probably the highest ceiling of anyone in the program” and compared his skill set to Ben Simmons.

D’Antoni said McKey’s length and versatility allow him to play position-less basketball, which is critical in the Herd coach’s scheme.

“He has good lineage and he can play any position one-through-five,” D’Antoni said. “He’s a good ball-handler for someone who is 6-10. He has a developing shot, but he’s efficient with it.”

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