Molloy Senior Is Worth A Look For Colleges

Reporter Brian Towey has an update on senior prospect Jin Hong, a forward who competes for Archbishop Molloy in Briarwood, New York ... Hong has shown he has the skills to play college basketball somewhere ...

Jin Hong, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound power forward and senior from Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, N.Y., will wait until after his high school season ends to figure out his recruitment.

"I'm really not sure what I'm going to do right now," said Hong. "I'm going to wait until after the high school season, wait a couple of weeks, and see where things are."

Hong said the schools recruiting him hardest right now are Division II's Adelphi and Assumption.

A long four-man with a live body, Hong is quick off of his feet and capable of turning away shots. He can step out and knock down the midrange jumper.

"I play center (for Molloy), so I don't always get to show my strengths," said Hong. "In AAU- I play with New Heights- that's where I'm able to show what I can do: going to the basket sometimes, pulling up. I was making a lot of effort points in AAU, getting tip-ins, things like that."

A native of South Korea, Hong came to the United States six years ago. His father, GiTaik Hong, is a former player for the South Korean National Volleyball Team.

Hong is a solid student at academically competitive Molloy.


Scout NY Preps Top Stories