Derrickson gets revenge

Marcus Derrickson, a 6-foot-7 power forward, scored some revenge this past weekend at the National High School Hoops Festival.

Marcus Derrickson and Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI scored some revenge last weekend.

After falling to Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill last year by more than 20 points, the Panthers knocked off Oak Hill in the National High School Hoops Festival in a double overtime thriller.

"It was really exciting," Derrickson said of the win. "They beat us last year by 21 when we were on a nice streak. It feels good to get back at them and take them down when they were on a 56 game winning steak."

Derrickson, who went 6-for-11 from the field against Oak Hill, said he's trying to become a team leader for the Panthers.

"I'm trying to be more of a team player and take on more of a leadership role," he told "We have a very young team. It's a process."

"I just do whatever it takes to win," Derrickson added. "If that means getting after it on defense, I'll do it. I just want to make winning plays."

Despite have offers and interest from a host of high majors, Derrickson, a 2015 prospect, isn't looking at the recruiting process right now.

"It's going good," he said. "I'm not really worried about it right now because I'm a sophomore. I'll be looking more at it my junior and senior year."

Among the schools that have offered Derrickson are Georgetown, Indiana, Villanova, Maryland, Virginia, Miami, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech and Rutgers.

North Carolina, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and West Virginia have also shown varying levels of interest.

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