Holy Cross HS Senior Down To Two Schools

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates us on the recruiting process of talented wingman prospect Evan Conti, who had a terrific boy's basketball season for Paul Gilvary's Holy Cross team ...

Evan Conti, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound small forward/shooting guard from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, told us he had a very good visit to Quinnipiac.

"I had a great visit," he said. "Everything about Quinnipiac was great."

Conti previously took a campus trip out West. "The trip to Wyoming was great," he said previously. "I enjoyed it a lot and learned a lot about the school and the basketball program."

Conti said it's likely this is it for campus trips. "I'm going to make my decision between Quinnipiac and Wyoming very soon."


Conti continues to make improvements in his individual game. He will compete with Raising Champions in the IS8 spring league. Conti made a terrific comeback this past season after suffering last year's ankle injury. Evan scored close to 18 points a game and grabbed 10 rebounds per contest during the 2010-2011 season.


"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 in addhe 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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