Final Look: NY Big Man Prepares For D-1 Level

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a final, detailed look at the individual game and future of Marcus Hopper, a division one bound big man from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York ...

Marcus Hopper is a man on a mission. The 6-foot-9, 238-pounder from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, is a player that is likely to make a solid four year impact for a division one college basketball program.

Hopper has already begun campus life at Siena College. "I just like the fact that they are a winning program in which I want to be apart of," Hopper said.

He continued. "Everyone treats each other like their own family up there so it was a nice feeling. But also when I went up there on my visit I felt comfortable and it was just the right school to go too plus the campus has really good scenery."

Previously, Marcus had also mentioned recruiting interest in George Mason, Quinnipiac, Georgia Southern, Bowling Green, Hartford and Mississippi Valley State.

Marcus averaged 14 points per game while grabbing 12 rebounds per contest during the 2010-2011 boy's basketball season.

WHAT MARCUS HOPPER SAYS ABOUT HIS INDIVIDUAL GAME PROGRESS:

"I feel I have made improvements in my perimeter game," he said "I've also worked very hard to be a better defensive player."

**Hopper has extended his perimeter range, knocking down 43 percent of this three-point attempts.

HOLY CROSS HEAD COACH PAUL GILVARY'S THOUGHTS ON MARCUS HOPPER'S BASKETBALL CHANCES:

"Marcus has a nice frame. He works hard He knows what he has to do to become a better player He's a good listener He's smart and picks up things So this is great for him in the future.

"He's very coachable, likeable You want him to succeed because he has such a desire to be a better player He'll get there He'll work at making the improvements."


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