MARKELL LODGE first dunked when he was in seventh grade. He was 6-3. He is now a 6-7 power forward with the emphasis on power. He is a dunk machine in the Ronald Roberts mold. And the senior from Pace Academy in North Carolina is the first member of the Saint Joseph's Class of 2014.
"The academics there are real good," said Lodge who took his official visit to campus a few weeks ago. "I like the way they play on the court. They go and up down."