Marcus Denmon is a Tiger!
If things had gone according to his original plan, Marcus Denmon would have been able to make his school decision a couple of weeks ago. However, after taking some time to make sure he was making the right decision, the six-foot-three inch guard from Kansas City (MO) Hogan Prep has decided to commit to Mike Anderson's Missouri Tigers.
According to Denmon, the chance to stay home and help a program on the rise was too much to turn down.
"It was a big factor that I could be a part of a program on the comeup and I could stay close to home," said Denmon. "I'm far enough so that I can be away but my family can still come to games and I go home because it's only a few hours away. Just being from Missouri , it's home."
A confident scorer who won't back down from anybody, Denmon is sure that his game is a perfect match for Mike Anderson's up and down style. While he's sure that he can be an impact player, Denmon knows that nothing will be given to him.
"I think could be one of their guards, and I'm ready to work," said Denmon of his future team. "They really don't have a point or a shooting guard or a wing. They just have three guards who can get out and shoot, defend and score the basketball. I think I could do that for them."
Competitive by nature, Denmon relished the chance to get out on the summer circuit and play against some of the best players the country has to offer. While he was fairly well known locally, his play during the summer proved to a much broader audience that he could hang with the best players from any part of the country.
"Certain people knew about me that are around and are more local, but some places and people are more biased to wherever they are from," said Denmon. "I've always known that I could play with anybody but now people around here and the whole midwest know now that I can play with anybody."
With his senior of high school just a few weeks away, Denmon is looking forward to attacking his school work with a clear mind. He had considered heading off to a prep school for his senior season, but for now the plan ist to remain at Hogan Prep and do everthing he can to lead them to a title and prepare himself for Missouri .
"I'm excited to have it over with,' finished Denmon. "I'm just glad to have decided on a school and that I'm going to get to go play Division One basketball and in the Big 12 against the best. Also, I get to play with big Steve (summer teammate and Mizzou commit Steve Moore) again so that's cool."
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