Holy Cross HS Big Man Having Solid Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of big man Marcus Hopper, who competes for Paul Gilvary's Holy Cross High School boy's basketball program in Flushing, New York ...

Marcus Hopper, the 6-foot-9, 240-pounder from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, is off to a very good senior season. Holy Cross won two of three games in a recent out of state tournament. Hopper has been averaging a double/double, something he has consistently done over the past two years.

His inside moves are improving as well as his ability to rebound inside against the bigger frames.

MARCUS HOPPER'S RECRUITING INTEREST:

Fairfield, Providence, UMBC, Marist, Winthrop and Siena.

INDIVIDUAL AREAS OF FOCUS FOR MARCUS HOPPER:

Marcus has spent a lot of time working on his inside game, his offensive moves near the basket, improving his foot movement.

PREVIOUS EVALUATION OF MARCUS HOPPER'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

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."

HOW MARCUS HOPPER PLAYED IN HIS JUNIOR SEASON LAST YEAR:

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


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