Now a junior, the former Hampton (Va.) High product has transferred to Arden (N.C.) Christ School and will be a featured player for the Greenies. At this past weekend’s Elite 75, Marquis Godwin easily was one of the top players in attendance.
Godwin’s primary talent at this juncture is a buttery three-point jump shot that he loves to set up with his dribble. That said, he’s also comfortable on a catch-and-shoot basis, has a quick release to fire against pressure and also can bury shots from middle areas when off-balance. Though not the owner of an explosive first step, he also jumps fairly well off one foot with a running start.
Meanwhile, Godwin also impressed with his ballhandling and especially his passing. Though he projects as a wing for college, he’d like to diversify his skillset and hopes to make the most of his experience in his new environs.
”It’s going well down here, Christ School is giving me a lot of opportunities I might not have had,” Godwin said. “I’m just trying to take advantage of them.
”I can dribble, but I want to get a lot better at ballhandling so I can be a combo guard. I’m also working on getting everybody involved.”
His recruitment mostly is a mid-major endeavor at the moment, and clearly those schools that jumped in early hope to maintain a presence even with the distinct possibility that larger programs may offer as the process moves forward.
”Old Dominion, Richmond, Hofstra, Norfolk State have all offered,” Godwin said. “Creighton is probably the hardest that hasn’t offered yet. Also, I’m hearing from Providence, East Carolina and Temple.”
Godwin is a player we’ll track very closely this season.