Recruiting Report: Marcus Montalvo (2019)

Grassroots
Florida

Posted On: 10/9/18 3:02 PM

In Miami, a steady shooter has emerged.

Marcus Montalvo excelled at a high level at Westminster Christian last season for a 20-8 squad that won Class 5A-District 16. The 2019 guard proved to be a reliable shooter as the Warriors lost in the region quarterfinal to Booker T. Washington.

“Overall junior year was a good year we ended up winning the district championship but we had bigger plans of making it farther in the playoffs,” Montalvo told Prep Hoops. “I believe my biggest improvements were during the course of the season was that I was not just a scorer for the team but I was also able to find my teammates for open shots more and just doing whatever my team needed me to do.”

Also, my defense improved a lot throughout the season. I think my confidence is always the same I go out and I’m confident in my all my abilities like shooting, defense and finding my teammates for open shots.”

The 6’2″, 165-pounder says he is excited for this season.

“We have a good team and a lot of chemistry and we’ve been working extremely hard,” Montalvo said.

In July, he suited up for the Team Knight Gauntlet team. He says it went well and it was beneficial to play against great competition all over the country.

Montalvo holds an offer from Ave Maria and interest from Barry and FGCU (walk-on spot).

He pointed to his biggest strengths as his ability to shoot off the dribble, catch and shoot and his basketball IQ. He says he wants to be able to finish around the rim better.

Montalvo helped the Warriors be dominant at home, going 12-2 record there. His matured game will give his team a boost and it was evident between the USF team camp and his work with Team Knight that he’s more confident. He’s a natural born shooter and a sharp kid.