Marco Anthony is an elite student-athlete currently attending O.W. Holmes High School in San Antonio, Texas. Marco is one of the most sought after high school prospects in the state of Texas, currently ranked the #17 player in the state for the class of 2017 per Rivals and TexasHoops.com. Already a known commodity in Texas, the 6’6 wing is poised to breakout on the national scene after an impressive Spring on the prestigious EYBL circuit, where Anthony averaged 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting 47% from the field and an extraordinary 47% from three.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things are going for Pro Skills as a team and for you individually?
MA: Things are going great, we’ve gained a lot of chemistry with each other on and off the court. Individually, my confidence has skyrocketed ever since our last game in Indiana when we beat Georgia Stars, where I had a really good game, which carried on throughout EYBL in Virginia and Atlanta.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 30, 2016
Solid day in ATL for Nike Pro Skills 17u with 2 wins . Marco Anthony 17 and 11 in 1 game . 23 and 7 in nightcap .
— i4talentedkids (@i4talentedkids) May 30, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
MA: I’m versatile, if you put someone smaller on me then I’ll post them up, but if you put someone bigger on me, I can drive by them.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
MA: Every day. My high school gym is always open, so I get my Mom or Dad to drop me off there every morning before they go off to work.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 14, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
MA: My family and I are real big on academics, they’re always preaching to me that school is before basketball. My favorite subject in school is Math.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
MA: In college I plan to major in Accounting.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
MA: When I’m off the court, I’m always listening to music and hanging with my family and friends. I also have to include that my shoe collection is starting to look pretty decent lol.
— David Schneider (@DSchneiderDC) May 7, 2016
— Alamo City Hoops (@AlamoCityHoops1) May 15, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
MA: Boise State, Iowa State, UT-San Antonio, UTEP, Mercer, Sam Houston State, UIW, Rio Grande Valley, Buffalo, Toledo, Long Island
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
MA: Colorado, Minnesota, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU, Texas Tech
EM: Which schools are recruiting you the hardest right now?
MA: Boise State, Buffalo, Rio Grande Valley, UT-San Antonio
EM: Do you have a top group of schools that you’re focused on at this point?
MA: Not right now, I’m going to focus on it more in August.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
MA: Not yet, I’ve just been using this free time to be in the gym.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
MA: From an academic standpoint, I want to go to a school that’s a good business school and can help me complete the major I’m interested in. From a basketball standpoint, I want to go to a school that’s the perfect fit for me and would allow me to play my freshman. year.
EM: Do you have a timeline for your decision?
MA: Not yet.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 30, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
MA: I want to dominate in Peach Jam, splash onto the scene and get into the ESPN top 100.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
MA: Never settle, always be paranoid that someone else is also working to be the best and use that as extra motivation to go harder.
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