Holy Cross HS Big Man Having Great Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game and regular season progress of Holy Cross senior big man prospect Marcus Hopper, who is generating some solid division one interest in his skill level ...

Marcus Hopper, the 6-foot-9, 238-pounder from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, continues to have a very solid season for his team and head coach Paul Gilvary's boy's basketball program. Marcus is averaging 14.4 points a game and 12.1 rebounds per game.

Marcus has worked hard on his low post move and foot quickness. In addition, his perimeter shot has improved close in as well as from a more impressive distance. He is currently shooting over 43 percent from beyond the three-point line.

MARCUS HOPPER'S RECRUITING INTEREST:

New Hampshire, Tulsa, Robert Morris, Holy Cross College Fairfield, Providence, UMBC, Marist, Winthrop and Siena have been keeping track of Hopper's regular season progress.

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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