Division One Recruit Evan Conti

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a detailed look at the individual basketball game and future of Holy Cross High School senior swingman Evan Conti, who produced a terrific year for head coach Paul Gilvary ...

Evan Conti, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound small forward/shooting guard from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, is a hard-working division one recruit who is expected to have a terrific career for Quinnipiac over the next four seasons.

Conti had a very productive year for head coach Paul Gilvary and improved all aspects of his individual game. He is a hard worker who will improve on the next level too.

Conti previously told us that Qunnipiac head coach Tom Moore (former Connecticut assistant coach and top recruiter) was a key factory in why he decided on Quinnipiac over Wyoming.

"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 also added: "Quinnipiac is a beautiful school and close enough that my family and friends can go two alot of games and support."

IN THE FUTURE:

Conti averaged 18 points a game and grabbed 10 rebounds per contest during the 2010-2011 boy's basketball season for Holy Cross High School, showing the ability to bounce back from a tough injury.

PREVIOUS RECRUITING INTEREST:

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

DESCRIPTION OF EVAN CONTI'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

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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