Holy Cross Senior Should Be Fine D-1 Player

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a free look at the individual game of Holy Cross High School senior wingman Evan Conti, who had a tremendous year this past season for Paul Gilvary's program ...

Evan Conti, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound small forward/shooting guard from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, should end up having a fine division one career at Quinnipiac in Connecticut.

Conti is playing for one of the best young coaches in the business in Tom Moore, the former assistant under Jim Calhoun at Connecticut. "Tom Moore (head coach at Quinnipiac) has built a elite program at Quinnipiac," Conti said previously. "And I want to help be a part of it."

Conti added: "Quinnipiac is a beautiful school and close enough that my family and friends can go two alot of games and support me," he said.

Evan is a hard worker as evidenced by his comeback after suffering a tough injury two seasons ago. He has made improvements in all aspects of his individual game. This is important if he is to make an impact for Moore and Quinnipiac.


"I had a great visit," he said previously. "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 averaged close to 18 points a game and grabbed 10 rebounds per contest during the 2010-2011 season. He can score from several points on the floor.


Conti told us that he also 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 two seasons ago initially 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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