Upstate Guard Chooses Academics & Hoops

Reporter Mike Sullivan has story on Brett Marfurt's college decision ...

Brett Marfurt, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard from Guilderland High School in upstate New York, made a verbal commitment to Colgate, according to Albany City Rocks program director Jim Hart.

"Colgate was at the top of his list from the beginning," Hart said. "He really connected with Coach Davis and the players. He is getting an "Ivy League" level education while signing on the dotted line for a full scholarship."

Marfurt impressed us several times over the summer when he competed with Hart's Albany City Rocks AAU program. He is a solid player who has the ability to score from several places on the floor.

"Colgate is bringing in an excellent class and they are building a new arena," Hart said. "I couldn't be happier for Brett, he exemplifies what a student athlete should be and he has worked very hard to get to where he is today. The City Rock organization is very proud of Brett!"

Hart previously mentioned schools of interest such as Fordham, St. Bonaventure, Brown, Penn State, Harvard, Cornell, Penn, Yale, Lafayette, Columbia, Binghamton of NY, American, William and Mary, Siena, Bucknell, Lehigh, and Princeton

Marfurt had visited Colgate, Bucknell, Fordham, Penn State, William & Mary, Pennsylvania, Lehigh, and Lafayette

Below are previous evaluation reports on Marfurt's game:

MIKE SULLIVAN'S VIEW OF BRETT MARFURT'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: Brett is a player you like more and more as you watch him play each week. You notice the little things he does to help his team win, such as not forcing shots when his team seems hurried. He has a stable view in approaching the game of basketball too, never seeming to rush the issue. Marfurt will pass up his outside shot too for a better one if a teammate is open. He is a winner.

FRANK MANTESTA'S VIEW OF BRETT MARFURT'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: Brett is a great shooter and very smart team player. Marfurt also wants to take big shots. The two areas he will need to improve upon to be successful on the next level is ball handling & foot speed.

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