Apollo High School was young last season but it was clear that the future was bright behind the trio of their class of 2017 guards. One of the leaders of that group, Dre Marin, really stepped his efforts up in the off season while playing with Arizona Magic Elite and it certainly paid off.
“I feel the summer went great,” started Marin. “I learned a lot. I learned how to play against elite teams as a smaller guard, learned how to become a better leader, and I improved my confidence most of all.”
Marin has taken those lessons learned and applied them during the fall with Apollo High School who competed in the Cesar Chavez Fall League.
“We played really good. Our only loss was to Cesar Chavez. We beat Basha and Desert Vista though and they're really good.”
Teaming in the backcourt with classmate Holland Woods, Marin and his teammates have some lofty expectations for this season.
“I think we should have a great team. Our goal is to win a championship this year. We have a lot of really good players that are capable of contributing offensively and defensively.”
From a recruiting standpoint Marin is one of a few class of 2017 prospects in the state of Arizona that has received scholarship offers as Idaho State, Portland State, and Texas-Rio Grande Valley have all extended offers. In addition “Northern Arizona, San Diego, Wyoming, Washington State, and Southern Utah” have all shown interest.
Marin, who carries a 3.8 GPA, has not set a timetable for a decision but isn't focused on making one before his senior season.