Holy Cross Senior Set For Official Visit

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed report on the recruiting situation of talented senior prospect Evan Conti of 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 will be taking an official campus visit this weekend. "I'm visiting Wyoming," he said. "I'm taking the visit this Thursday."

Evan said he is looking forward to taking the official trip and is still keeping his options open right now in his recruiting process.

Conti has a big spring ahead too since he ddecided to play with Raising Champions in the IS8 spring league. Considered one of the best unsigned seniors left in the 2011 class in the New York City area, Evan had a terrific for Paul Gilvary's highly regarded Catholic League boy's basketball program.

Conti made a tremendous comeback this season after suffering last year's ankle injury.


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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