NYC Senior Prospect Has Terrific Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game and regular season success of Holy Cross senior big man prospect Marcus Hopper, who had a solid year for head coach Paul Gilvary ...

Marcus Hopper, the 6-foot-9, 238-pounder from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, had a terrific senior season for head coach Paul Gilvary despite his team falling in the NYCHSAA semifinals.

Marcus continue to make progress in all aspects of his individual game, leading to more division one interest on the college level.

Hopper scored 14 points per game while pulling down 12 rebounds per contest in 2010-2011 season for Holy Cross.

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:

Robert Morris, New Hampshire, Robert Morris, Holy Cross College, Fairfield, 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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