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Top-100 recruit Justin Patton of Omaha North among 3 basketball players signing with Creighton


OMAHA, Nebraska — Omaha North High School's Justin Patton is among three basketball players who have signed letters of intent with Creighton.

The 6-foot-10, 215-pound Patton is listed as the No. 40 recruit nationally by He averaged 13 points and eight rebounds as a junior last season. Coach Greg McDermott said as Patton gains weight and strength, he can develop into one of the premier big men in the Big East.

Also signing were forward Martin Krampelj (KRAMPL) of Slovenia and guard Marlon Stewart of Rock Island, Illinois.

McDermott said the 6-8, 205-pound Krampelj is a good shooter from the perimeter who also is a capable scorer on the inside. The 6-2, 200-pound Stewart averged 14.1 points, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals at North Scott (Iowa) High last year.

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