Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day. It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player.
Here is the latest commitment.
Player: Marquis Eskew
Committed to: NC Wesleyan
What the Player Said:
PHR: How would you best describe your game on the court?
Eskew: I would describe my game as a downhill athletic guard that likes to put pressure on the defense and stay in attack mode. One that can score from all three levels, rebound, pass, and play defense.
PHR: What made Wesleyan the place for you?
Eskew: When I visited Wesleyan, I knew it was the place for me. Coach Thompson sold me on not just basketball but the education part and life after basketball.
PHR: It seems like you have a tight relationship with the staff. Talk more about that relationship with them?
Eskew: We’ve been in contact since this summer and the beginning of this year. One of Coach Thompson’s former assistants started recruiting me and after he left, Coach Mosley and Coach Thompson started to contact me more and more. They came to see me play a couple of times during this season and I went on a visit there. They just kept in contact with me over the season and even after the season and we just started to develop a better relationship. I felt like they looked at me more than a basketball player.
PHR: Got anything to your future fans?
Eskew: I want the fans to expect a player that plays hard and tries to put on a show every time he steps on the court and hopefully win a lot of games over the course of the next four years.
Stats Last Season:
Eskew finished averaging 14.6 points, 2.4 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game as a senior at Pine Forest.
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
“Eskew added on to his already impressive summer this morning. The explosive guard just has a knack for finding his way to the rim and making an impact. Marquis is all hustle and does a good job of getting his hands in passing lanes. Moving forward, I expect Eskew to build onto his good play this summer and into his senior season.” – JMAC Showcase in 2019
“Athletic combo guard that is always in attack mode. Eskew lived in the paint in their matchup with Team Invasion, he uses his speed and quickness in transition. Coming at his opponent full speed he gets defenders backpedaling and blows by. Eskew is good at attacking off of ball screens, he got the rim and had multiple acrobatic finishes with both his right and left hand. A really good athlete at 5’10, in space he throws it down with two hands on the fast break.” – Phenom Southern Jam in 2018