THE BOOK ON MARKLEY
A walk-on who joined the team during open tryouts in the fall... the only walk-on invited to remain with the team... showed good hitting ability during fall practices... will give the Deacons depth at third base.
PARK TUDOR HIGH SCHOOL
Honorable mention All-Indiana... first team all-county... helped lead the Panthers to the 1999 Indiana state title.
ODDS & ENDS
Full name is Jeffrey David Markley... finance major... parents are Bob and Jean Markley... attended the same high school as Demon Deacon basketball player Vytas Danelius and actor Jake Lloyd of "Star Wars: Episode One"... a summer teammate of John Hunter (Texas), Ryan Grieves (Texas) and Dan Saddler (Miami)... nicknamed "Barf" by his teammates because of the nervous stomach he displayed throughout the fall.
Off the Field With Jeff Markley
Most People Don't Know This About Me But: I invest in the stock market
The One Possession I'd Keep Would Be: My dog