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Marquette commit Torrence to join program early

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men’s basketball team has announced the signing of guard Symir Torrence (Syracuse, N.Y./Vermont Academy), head coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Friday night.

Torrence, a 6-3, 190-pounder, will arrive on campus this summer and have four seasons of eligibility with the Golden Eagles. Originally committed to MU for the class of 2020, Torrence graduated from Vermont Academy this spring and will enroll at Marquette this summer.

“We are thrilled to welcome Symir to the Marquette family,” Wojciechowski said. “He has established himself as a winner, leader and a player who makes the people around him better, both on and off the court. “We can’t wait for him to get to campus and get started.”

A nationally ranked recruit, Torrence is currently rated 44th in the 2020 class by 247Sports.com, 46th by ESPN.com and 49th by Rivals.com.

The Syracuse, N.Y., native helped Vermont Academy to the NEPSAC AA semifinals in 2018-19 under head coach Alexander Popp, earning First Team All-New England accolades along the way. He chipped in 19.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game from his guard position, averaging a double-double on the year. Torrence was named the team’s most valuable player and he set the school’s record for charges taken in a season (37).

During his junior campaign with the Wildcats, Torrence averaged 17.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.1 steals per contest. He was tabbed First Team All-New England and also earned the program’s most valuable player honor.

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