Marco Anthony, a 6’5 1/2″, 220-pound wing prospect out of Holmes High School in San Antonio, Texas, tweets that he has verbally committed to head coach Tony Bennett and the University of Virginia.
“First, THANK YOU God for blessing me with the talent and giving me the opportunity to continue doing what I love at the collegiate level. Secondly, THANK YOU family, coaches, and friends for not only supporting me during this process, but for constantly pushing me to work hard, never allowing me to become content. Lastly, THANK YOU to all the colleges that recruited me, believing I was good enough to play at their school. I am honored to announce that I will be furthering my education and basketball career at… THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.” – Anthony wrote in his tweet, which is embedded below.
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UVA has only one scholarship available in the class of 2017, so Anthony would fill that spot. Including the standout from San Antonio, UVA’s projected 2017/2018 roster looks like this…
Point Guard: Darius Thompson (SR), Ty Jerome (SOPH)
Wings: Devon Hall (SR), Marial Shayok (SR), Kyle Guy (SOPH), De’Andre Hunter (SOPH), Marco Anthony (FR)
Posts: Austin Nichols (SR), Isaiah Wilkins (SR), Jarred Reuter (JR), Jack Salt (JR), Mamadi Diakite (SOPH), Jay Huff (SOPH)
Playing the point, the lefty prospect averaged 20.3 points per game for Holmes last season (his junior season highlights are below). He then played for the Pro Skills squad on the Nike EYBL AAU circuit this spring and summer, averaging 11.7 points per game in 20 games. Anthony made 46-percent of his field goals — including 41.5-percent of his 3-point shots — and averaged 5.5 rebounds per game as well.
Anthony reportedly impressed this past weekend at the Texas-based Great American Shootout, where UVA’s Bennett and Baylor head coach Scott Drew were among those who scouted him.
In addition to Virginia, Anthony’s other reported high-major offer was from Iowa State. Holmes head coach Jarvin Hall told MySanAntonio.com that Arizona, Texas, TCU and Texas Tech were expressing interest as of this past February.