Marquette announces Ferguson signing

Marquette head coach Buzz Williams announced the signing of 6-foot-4 small forward Jamal Ferguson (Norfolk, Va./Maury H.S.) to a national letter of intent on Wednesday.

"Jamal was our first commitment in this class and like the others comes from a great program and a wonderful family," Williams said. "Jamal and his mother were able to come on campus early in the process and that allowed our relationship to grow at a more rapid pace than normal. Coach Collins has been very diligent during his time here to build relationships along the East Coast and for us to have two guys (Davante Gardner) from Virginia on our roster, speaks to that commitment."

Williams expects to sign three more studen-athletes this week, including small forward Steve Taylor (Chicago/Simeon Career Academy), center Aaron Durley (Houston/Bush H.S.) and junior college transfer T.J. Taylor (Denison, Texas/Paris J.C.).