Posted On: 03/30/18 11:39 AM
Marcellus Carroll, a class of 2019 forward at Archbishop Curley, was looking forward to the opportunity to showcase his skills in front of scouts and media at Hoop Group’s Northern Virginia Top-100 Camp earlier this month. After a relatively lackluster junior season, he knew that this would be a huge chance to gain exposure, and that’s exactly what he did.
“I could definitely say I didn’t really get the most chances to play at all,” Carroll said of his junior season. “A 7-footer and a 6’7 guy played a lot over me, but I just tried to stay in the gym and work on my game. I knew I had this camp coming up. I just worked hard every day so I just knew that I had to come out here and perform to get exposure cause high school I wasn’t really getting much.”
Armed with a 6-foot-11 wing span, Carroll was mainly a rebounder at Curley last season. He is a good athlete who works hard to help his team control the boards, and that’s what his role was.
“My size and my athleticism are underrated. Running and jumping. Not many guys 6’5 can do that really,” Carroll said. “I definitely think my ability to elevate over others for rebounds gets overlooked.”
The next stages for the Mid-Atlantic Select product are to work on his ball handling, and shooting off the dribble. Carroll’s confidence in the post has improved significantly, and we saw evidence of that at Hoop Group. On the skill-side, he has continued to work on his shot and athleticism.
“I have a 3.5 GPA. I haven’t taken the SAT yet, but I got a 900 on the PSAT,” Carroll stated. “St. Mary’s (MD) spoke to me today, and another school that I didn’t know spoke to my family.”
What does Carroll hope bring to a college program?
“Besides my length, I definitely think I can just bring a different type of defensive intensity.”