Egerson Lifts Dragons To Title
Glasgow junior Marc Egerson will come onto the national recruiting radar this spring. That much we know. The 6-5 Egerson scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and 8 steals in the state title game where his Dragons beat Dover High.
Egerson was named the Player of the Year in the state and he's on his way to becoming a very good college prospect. Glasgow coach Don Haman has helped guide a number of players into the Division I ranks. Duffy Samuels piloted the Old Dominion program and Shahid Perkins captained a team at East Tennessee State. But, Haman likes Egerson as much as any of them.
"We had some kids who had the potential that was always there," Haman said. "Marc Egerson could be the best player I've ever had.
"He's 6-5, He's 16 years old and weighs about 200 pounds. He's strong and can jump out of the gym. He led the team in 3s. He could play the 2 or small forward. He's so young. There's so much there."
Haman said schools are calling each day. LaSalle, Villanova, Drexel, Delaware and St. Joseph's have called to show interest. "Some schools like him but they don't want to go after him because they figure they can't get him."
Egerson will play at the Nike Camp in Indianapolis this July. He's got some academic work to do in terms of his GPA but he's put together a very good junior year in the classroom at Glasgow.
Unfortunately, the Dragons state championship wasn't celebrated to its fullest. Shortly after the title game, tragedy struck the program.
"A couple hours after the championship, one of our players got into an accident and we just buried him. There was no enjoyment of the season." Jeff Mason, a junior reserve, was killed in a traffic accident hours after the championship.