Paige Enjoys Unofficial Visit

Linn-Mar freshman point guard paid a visit to Ames on Saturday and really enjoyed all aspects of the day.

"I thought it was really a good experience," said Paige. "I really enjoyed getting to play against (Iowa State recruit) Chris Colvin and Diante Garrett. They're really good. I think it really helps me to play against guys like that."

The 5-foot-11, 140-pound point guard already has scholarship offers from Iowa State and Northern Iowa. "Iowa State has been my favorite school out of the Iowa schools because my AAU coach from elementary school was an Iowa State fan and he got me turned on to them," said Paige. "I'm also being recruited pretty hard by Iowa and Wisconsin."

One reason Paige is showing a lot of interest in the Cyclones is because of Iowa State Head Coach Greg McDermott. "He's awsome as a coach and he's really nice," he said. "I really think he knows what he's doing and was really impressed with their practice. I think there is really good things going on for them up there."

Marcus also liked taking in the Iowa State football game on Saturday with all the Cyclone players. "It was great and they really have a huge fan base," said Paige. "I've been to some basketball games at Hilton and I already know that they can get pretty excited."

Marcus really enjoyed his trip to Ames but says that he is not ready to make a commitment to any school at this time. "I'm probably not going to commit this year," said Paige. "I don't want to jump the gun too early. I just want to sit back and see how it all goes this season."

For now, he's just content on having a great season for Linn-Mar. "I think we're going to be real good," said Paige. "Our goal is to win the state championship. I think we have got a shot at doing it. We start practice on November 17th and I'm really looking forward to getting started."


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