Marcus Posley signs with St. Bonaventure

After a season in which he threatened to break the Indian Hills Community College record for 3-pointers in a season, Marcus Posley is going back to the NCAA Division I ranks to continue his education and basketball career.

Posley, a 6â??1â?? guard, today signed a letter of intent to attend St. Bonaventure University in New York.

The Bonnies, coached by Mark Schmidt, were 18-15 this past season and are a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, which their newest recruit describes as a â??very competitive league,â?? one that includes Dayton, St. Louis and VCU.

After transferring to IHCC from Ball State University, Posley averaged 13.4 points for the Warriorsâ?? national runner-up team, and hit 90 3-pointers, fourth in school history. He came up shy of the 102 threes made by Dwight Hardy in 2007-08.

The Rockford, Ill., native shot 38 percent from behind the arc, 44 percent overall from the field and 70 percent from the foul line.

He had a season-high eight threes in one game and as many as five in six other contests.

The Warriorsâ?? chances in the national title game

were hampered when Posley sustained a foot injury in the semifinal game and was not a factor the next night, scoring only two points.

After taking his official visit to St. Bonaventure last week, Posley said he feels the school is similar to Indian Hills in the level of support it has in the community and its â??family-type feeling.â??

â??I like the potential of next yearâ??s (St. Bonaventure) team,â?? Posley said, â??and I think I can be one of the missing piecesâ?? for a squad that lost its leading scorer from last year.

Posley played in 30 games as a freshman at Ball State, averaging 6.5 points, and left when a new coaching staff was brought in.

He said his shooting really improved during his time at Indian Hills, a fact proven by his statistics.

â??I couldnâ??t have picked a better school to transfer to than Indian Hills,â?? Posley emphasized. â??It was a great choice for me.â??

Courtesy IHCC