The Latest...Marcus Zegarowski

Minnesota continues to follow guard Marcus Zegarowski because of his consistency of play at both guard spots. The 6-foot-2 brother of Michael Carter-Williams is next up in The Latest.

After a pair of strong weekend performances in front of college coaches in April competing in the EYBL Marcus went from a mid-major recruited player to a high major recruit. 

The Latest…Marcus is now up to five high major offers: Minnesota, Washington, Rutgers, Pitt, and Penn State plus UMass, St. Bonaventure, and others….Washington was the latest offer for Marcus who extended an offer a week ago…Marcus was invited to the NBA Top 100 Camp…Others that have called on Marcus are Gonzaga and Providence.

The Numbers…Marcus has Expressions Elite (11-5) ranked as a top ten team in the EYBL and they are a top 25 team nationally.  Marcus is scoring 14.8 points per game in EYBL play along with 3.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and a steal a game.  Zegarowski is taking 11 shots a game (six shots a game at the arc) and shooting 46.6 percent from the floor.  He’s also a 78 percent foul shooter and a 43.3 percent three point shooter. Marcus has made 42 threes in 16 games.

Minnesota….The Gophers are continuing to recruit Marcus because he can shoot, he’s a leader, he can play multiple spots, and he’s a high character student athlete.  Marcus is 6-foot-2 and an excellent shooter so he can play the two guard but he’s shown in the EYBL that he can set the table for a top team as well.  Marcus is efficient and is starting to be called one of the more under rated recruits out there.

The Video…What you can see instantly is how quickly Marcus can get on balance followed by his quick release.  Zegarowski is excellent with his feet set and just as good getting his shot off after the sudden separation.  The Marcus Zegarowski crossover is deep and he moves out of it quickly to playmake.  Marcus uses fakes very well to also move the defender.  The video shows defenders falling all over the place trying to guard Marcus and you can also see some crafty finishes on balance attacking the basket.

What’s Next…EYBL Session four just finished up so next up is camps, a June visit or two, and then the Peach Jam is the first event in July.

The Verdict…Marcus has a similar feel to Jamir Harris in that they are both good shooters, both are strong 6-foot-1/6-foot-2 guards, both are excellent students, both from the East Coast, and both can play both guard spots.  Marcus is different in that he’s the better ball handler and has played more point guard where as Harris is more agile but we’ve watched him play a lot more two.  They have the potential to be an excellent pair in the backcourt along with others.

Where does Marcus rank with other guard targets?  Of course Minnesota has been on the locals longer (Tre Jones and Gabe Kalscheur) and they are also after guys like Eric Hunter, Keyontae Johnson, AJ Green, etc.   There are two spots open for who wants them.

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