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Markell Lodge

Nationality: American

Position: Forward

Height: 6’7” – 201 cm

Weight: 217 lbs – 98.5 kg

Exciting Forward with a lot of promise At 6’7” feet, his rare athleticism and explosive leaping ability gives him a tremendous amount of potential. Hes got a huge frame, he added a lot of weight and became a dominant interior force on both ends of the floor. His combination of size, length, and explosiveness makes him a quality shot blocker now, who can develop into a dominant one.  Very solid in the transition game as he gets out and runs the floor very well for his size.  A quality rebounder who shows solid effort and smart positioning. One of a kind pick and roll player.


2018-19: Earned the Daniel J. Cummins, Jr., Award for spirit…Suffered a season-ending hand injury in the win over Saint Louis on Feb. 8… Played in 22 games and made six starts… Tops the team in blocked shots with 55… Posted season-high nine points in win at Princeton… Notched five points in 13 minutes at #21 Villanova… Recorded season-high six rebounds and season-high three blocks in season-high 19 minutes in win over Loyola-Chicago… Had three blocks and three rebounds vs. George Mason… Posted two blocks and three rebounds apiece in back-to-back road games at St. Bonaventure and Duquesne.

2017-18: Appeared in 15 games… Had two blocks in nine minutes vs. George Mason… Pulled down two rebounds in season-high 11 minutes at Davidson… Had two points and two rebounds in eight minutes vs. Saint Louis… Scored a point at St. Bonaventure… Had two points and two rebounds in three minutes in win over Dayton… Had two points and one rebound in four minutes at UMass… Saw action at George Mason… Scored two points and added a block in six minutes in win over St. Bonaventure… Had two points, two steals, a block, and a rebound in eight minutes at George Washington… Also saw action vs. Fordham, St. John’s and Harvard… Joined the SJU track and field team in the Spring to compete in the high jump.

2016-17: Was the only Hawk to make all 31 starts… Averaged career-best 4.6 and 4.2 rebounds per game… Led the team in blocked shots with 29… Had six points and six rebounds vs. Rhode Island… Posted 10 points and six rebounds against St. Bonaventure… Recorded eight points and eight rebounds at Dayton… Pulled down seven rebounds in a career-high 36 minutes vs. Fordham… Scored career-high 11 points and added nine rebounds at UMass… Scored 10 points to go with seven rebounds at Fordham… Scored 10 points at Rhode Island… Had career-high three blocks and six rebounds vs. George Washington… Had eight points, nine rebounds, and three blocks at Princeton… Recorded career-high 10 rebounds at Villanova… Scored eight points on 4-of-4 shooting versus Ole Miss… Made first collegiate start vs. Toledo… Recognized on the SJU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the fall semester.

Saw action in 13 games for the A-10 Champion team… Scored two points at La Salle… Netted two points vs. Old Dominion… Scored two points and added two rebounds vs. Buffalo… Scored first four career points and added season-high six rebounds in personal best 11 minutes vs. Niagara… Made collegiate debut vs. Drexel.

Redshirted the season to concentrate on academics.

High School/Personal: Two-time team MVP… Averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in his senior year at Pace Academy… Earned two consecutive All-Conference honors… Played at Christian Faith Center Academy during his junior season… Played for the 17-Under U.S. adidas Nations team… Communications major.