Riding The Recruiting Wave

Although only a junior, Whitehaven (Memphis) High School forward Marcanvis Hymon is being heavily recruited by school throughout the nation.

  • Name: Marcanvis Hymon
  • Classification: 2014
  • High School: Whitehaven (Memphis) High School
  • AAU Team: Team Thad
  • Position: Forward
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-7, 195 pounds
  • Colleges of Interest: Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss

  • "Memphis, Ole Miss, Missouri, Cincinnati, Auburn, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, Alabama, LSU, Kansas State (are some of the schools recruiting me)," said Hymon.

    All but three have offered scholarships.

    "Most of them have offered," he said. "Alabama, Kansas State and LSU haven't offered."

    As of now, no college leads over the others.

    "I am just riding the wave and enjoying it," said Hymon.

    Hymon described what college coaches see when he's on the court.

    "My motor keeps me going," he said. "I like to block shots, rebound, shoot jump shots, steal the ball, get my teammates involved, be a leader on and off the court."

    While he is a very versatile player, he realizes his game still needs improvement. He worked all summer to improve certain aspects of his game that he felt needed the most improvement.

    "My coach has me working more on the inside this year (offensively)," said Hymon. "I start on the outside and then go inside and hit a few mid-range shots.

    "I have also stayed in the gym and worked with personal trainers. I have worked on my ball-handling and I am trusting my high school coaches."

    Keep it on Scout.com/FoxSportsNext.com as we continue to follow the recruitment of this very talented member of the 2014 class.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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