Holy Cross HS Big Man Having Great Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game and regular season of senior big man prospect Marcus Hopper of Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York ...

Marcus Hopper, the 6-foot-9, 238-pounder from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, is having a terrific senior season so far for Paul Gilvary's boy's basketball program. Hopper is averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds this year.

MARCUS HOPPER'S RECRUITING INTEREST:

"New Hampshire, Robert Morris, Holy Cross College and Tulsa are the latest schools to show interest," said Hopper.

In addition, Fairfield, Providence, UMBC, Marist, Winthrop and Siena are being considered.

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."


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