Queens Senior Big Man Has D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of Queens big man Marcus Hopper of Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York ...

Marcus Hopper, the 6-foot-9, 240-pounder from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, said he is working hard to improve his overall game and preparing himself to have a big senior season for Paul Gilvary's basketball program.

Marcus has made a conscious effort to work on his post up moves and his lateral quickness near the rim. He had a very good summer and competed well against good competition this past summer.

He's already had some decent division one interest in his skill level, having taken an official visit to UMBC. He would like to take an official visit to Siena.

PREVIOUS EVALUATION OF MARCUS HOPPER:

Marcus is a player worth watching this spring and summer on the AAU circuit due to his physical frame and the willingness to work hard. His head coach at Holy Cross, Paul Gilvary, feels that Hopper is going to make a solid division one player because he picks up things quickly and uses them in game action.

HOLY CROSS HEAD COACH PAUL GILVARY'S THOUGHTS ON MARCUS HOPPER'S BASKETBALL CHANCES:

"Marcus has a nice frame. He works hard. He knows what he has to do to become a better player. He's a good listener. He's smart and picks up things. So this is great for him in the future.

"He's very coachable, likeable. You want him to succeed because he has such a desire to be a better player. He'll get there. He'll work at making the improvements."

HIS JUNIOR SEASON:

Hopper averaged around a double/double in points and rebounds last year.


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