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Posted On: 08/21/18 7:25 PM
July was a key month to make impressions on the AAU circuit and Marcus Tsohonis certainly did that. As the versatile 6-foot-5, 175-pound guard from Jefferson High School performed in front of college coaches with Seattle Rotary, he picked up plenty of interest along the way. This past week, another Pac-12 school joined in the fray and decided to offer him a scholarship.
This week, Washington decided to give Tsohonis a special call. “I talked to Coach (Cameron) Dollar and he’s the one that offered me,” Tsohonis said. “I’ve been talking to him and to Coach (Mike) Hopkins for awhile. They’ve been recruiting me and watching me since I’ve been with (Seattle) Rotary and they felt it was the right time to offer me. I like them – I’ve worked out there and I like the campus.”
The offer from Washington wasn’t too much of a surprise as the Huskies were on the sidelines of practically every Rotary game in July – commit Raequan Battle, Jaden McDaniels, and Noah Williams are also UW recruits. The Huskies join the other Pac-12 offers Tsohonis has earned this summer, Washington State and Arizona State. Both programs offered him after the Peach Jam and have made an impression on him as well. “Wazzu – I like them and Arizona State, I like them too,” Tsohonis said. “They’ve been doing good things down there.”
The current list of offers also includes Fresno State, Portland, and Pacific. He noted that he doesn’t have any leaders at this time and he and his family and advisors are currently navigating through the recruiting process. “Right now with my offers, I’m interested in all of them,” Tsohonis said. “As of right now, I’m trying to figure out my visits.”
The state 6A Player of the Year starts school soon and he’s ready for his senior year. In his last game with Rotary in Las Vegas in July, he sprained his ankle. It was a tough conclusion to the summer – Tsohonis notes that he should be a full strength once the season starts – but it was a run on the AAU circuit he’ll always remember fondly.
“The injury – I didn’t want it to end that way but I felt that AAU went pretty well,” Tsohonis said. “I really liked the way I was able to play individually.”