By: Kevin Moses
Player: KJ Marley
Height: 6’3, 170
Class of 2024
School: Woodinville High School, WA
Marley is a dynamic athlete who is a game-changer in more ways than one. He is a lethal shooter from downtown, as he can shoot the cover off the ball for a blistering 57 percent from deep. But he is explosive off the bounce and a fierce finisher with creative and crafty moves as well. This young star finds a way to punish the defense at will shooting a dazzling 49 percent from inside the ark. Marley can drop a nice dime, but he isn’t just a scoring machine, as well as being a lockdown defender. He prides himself on getting to work on the opponent’s best player. He is an extremely vocal leader.
Marley averaged 15.4pts, 5.1rebs, 3.4asts last year. His biggest improvement was mastering a quick release and over the summer he got bigger, stronger, and faster. His goal for the upcoming season is to shoot 50 percent from the field while making 45 percent from three while being a defensive beast leading his team to a state championship.
What sets him apart is the grace and ease he can score. KJ can use a variety of different moves with little dribbling. And that lethal triple-threat scoring ability he can catch and shoot, he can do damage finding seams for a ruthless midrange score. He has an insane work ethic to match those skills.