Anthony Gets 1st Offer

This shooting guard/small forward combo, is a sure fire D1 talent. He's another top prospect in the talented and deep class of 2017 for Greater San Antonio. He's had several programs already reach out and show interest, but the hometown program, UTSA, is the first to extend an offer. Only InsideRunnerSports has the latest.

If you haven't seen Marco Anthony play, one look at the young man and you'd think he's a football player in a basketball uniform, and because of his size, is a senior getting ready to move on. After you were told he was only a sophomore and going to be a junior, you'd close your jaw and do a double take.

Anthony had a breakout sophomore year for Holmes High School, averaging 20 pts and 8 rebs and it's led to a wide range of programs recruiting him. Most recently, UTSA of Conference USA and hometown team, extended an offer to the 6'5" 205lb prospect.

"It feels good, I was shocked that it was from UTSA. He (Assistant Coach Robert Guster) was just talking about how they need somebody to come in and make an impact straight from the start and that I was that person. He's seen me play at Holmes and told me after July to come by," said Anthony.

Cut like a linebacker or defensive end, Anthony's game is more than just physical. Yes, he'll use his body to attack and finish strong with contact at the hoop. But he's also got a smooth left handed jump shot that can be accurate from mid range, and beyond the 3-point line.

As we get further into July and the "Live" period, expect Anthony to pick up more offers. He currently is receiving interest from: Sam Houston State, Boise State, Mercer, TCU, UTEP, Texas State, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Incarnate Word and others. A couple of high major programs are scheduled to see him in the coming weeks, Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt have told him as much.

Although the 'Runners are only about a 15-20 minute drive from his house, he's not that familiar with UTSA.

"I want get to know it (UTSA). They said they'd be watching me in Duncanville. Coach Guster loves the way I play, he loves my game," said Anthony.

Marco and his AAU Club, the SA Spurs, have been improving on the circuit and most recently won their GASO bracket in Bryan/College Station. For the first live period he and his teammates will be in Atlanta, competing against some of the best AAU talent in the land. Teammates Kobe Magee (Brandeis), Robert Christian (Sam Houston, and Stephen Molina (Antonian) are a big part of the club's success and reasons they feel they can compete against any level of competition.

Anthony is the second 2017 offer to go out in less than 2 weeks. The 'Runners have targeted him and Greg Bowie II (Johnson HS), of the deep local talent pool for the '17 class. UTSA remains extremely active in the recruiting scene, locally, regionally and throughout the state. Last week, the staff offered the number one point guard in the area, Ellis Jefferson (Brandeis), top PG Marlin Davis (Westbury Christian), and just picked up a commit from Garrett Thibodeaux (Tyler Lee) to wrap up their '15 class.

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