Holy Cross HS Big Man Having Solid Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the regular season and individual game progress of Holy Cross High School big man Marcus Hopper, who continues to attract division one interest in his skill level ...

Marcus Hopper, the 6-foot-9, 238-pounder from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, said he was disappointed in losing to Christ The King yesterday but excited about a chance to win the City playoffs.

Marcus has had a very consistent season, averaging 14 points per game while improving in the rebounding department. He hauled down 12 per contest this season.

WHAT MARCUS HOPPER SAYS ABOUT HIS INDIVIDUAL GAME PROGRESS:

"I feel I have made improvements in my perimeter game," he said. "I've also worked very hard to be a better defensive player."

**Hopper has extended his perimeter range, knocking down 43 percent of this three-point attempts.

MARCUS HOPPER'S RECRUITING PROCESS:

New Hampshire, Robert Morris, Holy Cross College Fairfield, Providence, UMBC, Marist, Winthrop and Siena.

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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