Shooter Waiting By The Phone

One of the pleasant surprises out of the Nike All-American Camp was the emergence of shooter Marcus Hammond. Despite a terrific camp week, Hammond's recruitment has been slow to catch fire.

Good Shooter, Good Grades, Good Prospect

Marcus Hammond, a 6-2 shooter from Memphis (TN) East, is waiting for the phone to ring. He's waiting for the mail to pick up. He's just waiting for his recruitment to pickup, period. And for good reason.

Hammond was on target at the Nike All-American Camp. He made a ton of jumpers, in particular 3-pointers.

"I thought I had a big Nike Camp," Hammond said. "I had one game where I hit 6 or 7 3s. I wasn't getting 25 [points] or anything but in 3-on-3 I was shooting it well too."

To recap, we've got a shooter with range and he's in great academic shape. Hammond says that he's the owner of a 3.1 GPA and 21 ACT. Still, he's only heard from Birmingham Southern, TCU and McNeese State.

"I'm hoping [my recruitment] will speed up a little bit," Hammond said. "Right now, I'm just staying in the gym."

Hammond says he's a big fan of the South. "I do kind of want to stay down South. I don't really like the cold weather. Other than that, I don't know."

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