Senior Forward Still Worthy Of College Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of Jin Hong, a valued forward for Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, New York ... Hong is a 2009 prospect ...

Jin Hong, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound power forward/center from Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, N.Y., played his role in the only way he knows -- to help his team win basketball games.

Hong, the biggest player for the Stanners this season, was regulated to playing the center position due to his size. But he's a player that has many skills and is worth a look for some college or university.

We've watched Hong play several times over the past couple of years. He's impressed us with his basketball IQ, the ability to find an open teammate with a pass, the knocking down the medium range jumper.


Jin can drop down the foul line jumper or make a pass from the high post to set up a teammate for an easy basket.

Previously, this website reported that Division II's Adelphi and Assumption were recruiting him the hardest.

Hong is a solid student in the academically tough Molloy High School.


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.

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