Holy Cross Big Man Has Division One Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates the junior season of Holy Cross High School (Flushing, New York) big man Marcus Hopper, a player many division one schools plan to watch this summer ...

Marcus Hopper, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound power forward from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, saw his season conclude in the New York City Catholic League playoffs against St. Raymond's in a quarterfinal game.

Hopper plans on playing AAU ball, but he's unsure of what team he'll decide to compete with during this very important timeframe of his recruiting process.

We previously reported that Hopper has some solid division one interest in his skill level -- Navy, Xavier, Arkanas, and George Washington were the latest schools to be involved.

Hopper had a quality junior season (2011 class) for head coach Paul Gilvary. He's averaged around a double/double in points and rebounds.

DESCRIPTION OF MARCUS HOPPER'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

Marcus has always featured a wide frame, helping him play strong against the big bodies inside the paint. He has strong shoulders and has been making progress with his agility near the basket.

AREAS TO IMPROVE: The area to watch Marcus this season is in the category of finishing consistently near the basket.

*"I want to improve my ball handling skills," said Hopper as he spoke about areas of focus to make progress. "I also want to work on my post moves, add better strength and stamina."

PREVIOUS LIST OF SCHOOLS:

St. John's, Boston University, Quinnipiac, Georgia Tech, Hofstra, George Mason, St. Peter's, Temple, Villanova, Norfolk State University, and Northeastern.


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