NYC Senior Ready For IS8 Spring League

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game, regular season progress and future of a talented senior prospect from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York ...

Evan Conti, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound small forward/shooting guard from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, said he decided to play with Raising Champions in the IS8 spring league.

Conti, considered one of the best unsigned seniors left in the 2011 class in the New York City area, had a tremendous season for Paul Gilvary's highly regarded boy's basketball program. Conti had a great comeback year after suffering last season's injury, negating his chance to have a wonderful junior season.


Conti averaged close to 18 points a game and grabbed 10 rebounds per contest.


"I'm also playing in the CYP tourney in Port Chester with team Frenji," said Conti. "This team is the most stacked team I've ever been on."

Evan also has to choose which IS8 team he will compete with as the spring league season nears.

Conti previously told us that head coach Chuck Martin of Marist was expecting to visit the school this week to talk to him and his head coach. However, Marist has signed two other players and is no longer involved.

In addition, McNeese State from Louisiana called Conti and expressed recruiting interest.


Conti told us that he had interest from LIU, UMBC, Tulane, Hartford, Kent State, New Hampshire, Fairfield, Holy Cross College, and St. Francis of Pennsylvania.


He is a leader, a senior who is counted on at both ends of the court to make the key plays. He makes subtle contributions too, boxing out his man, finding open teammates for easier shots.

Evan surpassed the 1,000 point mark this season and nearly 600 rebounds for his career after having a great senior year for Holy Cross.


An injury last season hurt Conti's chances of drawing more recruiting interest early in his recruiting process. "I had a lot more interest last year but I was out for three months in the AAU season with a broken ankle and a lot of those schools stopped recruiting me."

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