Tracking the College Basketball Stars of the Future
Sunday, February 8, 2004
By Thad Mumau
Delaware star's choice a year
is interested in a versatile forward from Delaware, but it looks like his
recruitment will have to be placed on hold for a while.
Marc Egerson of Newark (DE) Glasgow High School is headed for prep school.
The 6-5 small forward has the game for Division I, but not the SAT score.
"He needs to
get his SAT up," Glasgow coach Donald Haman said, "and he could use the
extra year for maturity purposes. He just turned 17 this fall. A year can
make a lot of difference."
certainly looks mature as a basketball player. The 2003 Delaware player of
the year, according to the stateís sportswriters and broadcasters, he
appears on his way to repeating that honor.
averaging 26 points, 12 rebounds and 2.4 assists for 12-1 Glasgow, which is
ranked No. 1 in the state. Schools are not grouped into classes in Delaware.
scored a career-high 36 points in a game this season, getting 34 and 30 in
other outings. In his most recent contest before this story was filed, he
had 26 points and sat out the fourth quarter.
As a junior,
Egerson averaged 19.5 points, 11.4 boards and 4.5 steals per game as Glasgow
finished 24-3 and won the state championship.
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He scored 20
points, grabbed 13 rebounds and sparkled on defense with eight steals as
Glasgow defeated Dover, 72-62, in the state title game. In the semifinals,
he had 32 points, 15 boards and four blocked shots in a 66-58 victory over
Sussex Tech. He averaged 26.8 points in four state tournament games.
"Marc was our
best player," Haman said. "Everybody double- and triple-teamed him, and he
met the challenge. This year, we are playing him on the perimeter more and
letting him create opportunities.
have to keep him inside on defense, he plays well facing the basket. His
college future is probably at two guard or maybe small forward. He can shoot
threes and is also strong enough (at 215 pounds) to go inside.
"He can do
some things you canít teach. One of them is jump. He really elevates on his
jump shot, and people come to our games just to see him dunk. He had four in
one game here recently.
when we beat Hodgen Vocational Tech in the Blue Hen Conference flight
championship game, Marc had six dunks, including some of the most
spectacular Iíve ever seen.
"He is a kid
in a manís body," Haman said. "By that, I mean that he still plays
basketball with the enthusiasm of a kid, and thatís the way it should be.
But he is a man in terms of physical strength and skills. Heís a tough
match-up because of that strength along with his quickness.
the ball so well that he is our back-up point guard. Usually, when he gets a
defensive rebound, our guards clear out and he leads the break. He comes out
on the dribble and takes it to the middle."
Georgetown, Temple and Drexel have pursued Egerson the hardest to this
point. He has not taken any visits.
"I think he
likes East Carolina," Haman said, "but he isnít close to picking a favorite.
I guess weíll have to wait and see who is interested next year."
likely to attend Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military School, Fork Union Military
or Maine Central Institute as a fifth-year senior.
Carolinaís already slim chances of landing prolific scorer Edwin Ofori Attah
have just about diminished.
The 6-4 wing
guard from Statesville (NC) Christian School made an official visit to
Greenville, but since that time he has also taken a paid trip to Minnesota
and an unofficial trip to South Carolina.
may be close to offering Ofori Attah a scholarship and Minnesota is expected
to do likewise. Cincinnati and Oklahoma are very interested.
who is averaging more than 31 points per game, set a North Carolina high
school single-game scoring record earlier this season when he threw in 71
against Hickory Grove Christian.
out of scholarships for the 2004 class, but Rick Pitino and his staff
continue to recruit high school seniors.
there is talk that two members of the Cardinalsí five-man recruiting class
may turn pro instead of playing college hoops next year. They are high
school point guard Sebastian Telfair and junior college small forward Donta
who is at Brooklyn (NY) Lincoln High, is the No. 7 prep senior prospect in
the country, according to Prepstars.com. Smith, 6-7, is at Harrisburg (IL)
Southeast Illinois JC.
showing a lot of interest in Chris Lofton, a 6-1 shooting guard who is
averaging around 25 points per game for Maysville (KY) Mason County. His
list of favorites includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, N.C. State and Notre Dame as
well as Louisville.
ranked No. 173.
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