Hymon picking up attention

Power forward Marcanvis Hymon was solid for Team Thad in Pittsburgh, and numerous high-major schools were in attendance to watch.

Forward Marcanvis Hymon is using the spring to show his improved skill set. The Memphis (Tenn) Whitehaven standout was a popular target for college coaches, and he continues to pull in significant recruiting interest.

"I am going to show people that the things they said I can't do, I can do," said Hymon of the spring. "I want to show I can shoot and that of course I can rebound and defend."

Recruiting wise Hymon has picked up interest from numerous schools, and he said a handful made it very clear they would be watching him closely during the month of April.

"I know right now Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Florida, Memphis, and Massachusetts all told me they would be watching, and I am sure others will be as well," said Hymon.

Hymon is a native of the state of Mississippi, and both of his home state schools have been especially active recruiting him.

"Coach (Al) Pinkins is a good coach, and it is nice down there," said Hymon of Ole Miss. "I have a good relationship with the coaches, and I feel comfortable with them and it feels like I really know them."

With Mississippi State, the coaching staff is building a good relationship with Hymon and his family.

"I can relate to the coaches," said Hymon. "Coach (Rick) Ray seems real laidback. They talk to my dad a lot, and they have built a nice relationship. Also Coach (Wes) Flanigan is a good coach who I like talking to."

Another school that has been especially active is Cincinnati. The Bearcats watched him in Pittsburgh, and Hymon is just beginning to learn about the school.

"I don't know too much about Cincinnati," said Hymon. "I know they recruited a kid from my high school, Octavious Ellis. I don't know too much about them, but I have watched them on TV and I like their pace of play."

Nothing is planned at the moment for Hymon, but he does hope to be able to visit Florida, Georgia Tech, and Miami before too long.

For now though, Hymon is in no rush to make any kind of college decision. However he does have a pretty good idea of what he will be looking for in a school.

"I just look for an atmosphere, a good coaching staff and how I fit with them, and also I look at the education they can offer," said Hymon.

Hymon is a three-star prospect and the No. 21 power forward in the nation.

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