Marcanvis Hymon at the Gulf Coast Hoop Fest

2014 forward Marcanvis Hymon, who plays for Team Thad on the AAU circuit, had a good weekend at the inaugural Gulf Coast Hoop Fest in Biloxi, Mississippi.


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

  • Hymon has been working on several aspects of his game as he prepares for this year's AAU circuit.

    "We have been working on a lot of ball handling, lots of outside and facing up, taking it to the hoop off of the perimeter and bringing energy to the team," said Hymon. "We are doing a lot of things a lot of people don't do, put in the extra effort."

    Playing for a team as talented as Team Thad has not only helped his skill level but his toughness as well.

    "After we do a lot of drills, we scrimmage against each other," said Hymon. "I go against (5-star forward) Leron (Black) in every practice. He helps me get better and I help him get better. He helps me get tougher because he is a tough kid who is skilled. Nothing comes easy in practice."

    The three-star forward prospect has garnered a lot of attention from college coaches.

    "Teams that are showing interest are Florida, Kansas State, Miami, Georgia Tech and Tennessee," said the youngster. "People who have offered are Auburn, Ole Miss, LSU, Mississippi State, Memphis, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, UMass, Murray State and several others."

    Several schools plan on making in-home visits soon.

    "Mississippi State was going to come in a couple of weeks back but we had a personal thing happen with my family so we had to reschedule it," said Hymon. "Auburn is also going to visit."

    With so many schools showing interest, Hymon is taking his time narrowing his list down.

    "I haven't narrowed my list down but I will probably do that in mid-July," said Hymon.

    He hopes to make his decision in a few months.

    "I plan on making my decision in the fall," said Hymon.

    Hymon is a three-star prospect on Scout.com and their No. 21 power forward in the nation.

    The Gulf Coast Hoop Fest was organized and operated by ElevateHoops.com


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