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Weber State basketball assistant Marek leaves for LMU; recruiting updates

By Brett Hein - | Apr 19, 2022
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Weber State coaches, from left, David Marek, Jorge Ruiz, Randy Rahe and Eric Duft huddle during a timeout in a game against Northern Arizona on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Dee Events Center in Ogden.
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Weber State men’s basketball will be adding a new face to the coaching staff for the first time in three years.

Six-year assistant coach David Marek has taken a position on Stan Johnson’s staff at Loyola Marymount University in the West Coast Conference, WSU head coach Randy Rahe confirmed to the Standard-Examiner.

Marek’s hire has not yet been made official by LMU as of Tuesday night. The move was first reported Monday by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Marek, a native of the Czech Republic, was a graduate assistant at Idaho State and director of player development at Utah State before joining WSU’s coaching staff in 2016.

Eric Daniels has been on Rahe’s staff for three seasons. Associate head coach Eric Duft has been on the WSU staff for all 16 seasons since Rahe’s hire in 2006.


Weber State is in a battle for freshman Jorge Diaz, a 6-foot-11 wing/forward hybrid from IMG Academy in Florida. Diaz is a rangy floor-stretcher who is due to visit WSU next week, according to On3 Sports, and would be a game-changing talent in the Big Sky.

Diaz is a twin with brother Guillermo, also a well-regarded, 6-foot-11 prospect in the 2022 class. While WSU has offered both, Guillermo Diaz is not slated to visit WSU, according to the On3 report. Both will visit Pittsburgh and Massachusetts together. Guillermo will visit Utah State while Jorge is at Weber. The two are OK playing at different schools.

John Louden Jr. reported an official offer from Weber State on Tuesday. Louden is a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Indianapolis who played at Desert Valley Prep in Nevada for a year after high school. He has offers from Canisius and IUPUI and may be under-recruited based on highlights that reveal a smooth, fluid style in his game.

With 6-foot-6 Vegas wing Chris Dockery already signed, WSU still has six scholarships open. The Wildcats are pursuing transfers at every position and are trading on a growing tradition of scoring guards who thrive in Ogden and go on to win Big Sky first-team and newcomer of the year honors, as Isiah Brown and Koby McEwen both did in the past two seasons.


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