The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’0 Marcus Metcalf of Wayne Country Day in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
Without sounding like a broken record, it seems so perplexing that a prospect as polished and productive as Metcalf can still remain unsigned. He was one of the clear leaders of his WCBA team over the summer and has continued to steadily improve throughout the year. This season, Metcalf is posting nightly averages of 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks while shooting a phenomenal 45% from beyond the arc and 90% from the line, which is a ridiculously high percentage for someone that looks to penetrate as much as him. He possesses a strong blend of IQ, skill, and athleticism, which allows him to toggle between guard positions and cause matchup problems for most opponents.
We’ve seen Metcalf with Wayne Country Day at our Hoops and Dreams, but after our Southern Jam with WCBA, we stated, “The athletic wing prospect shot the ball exceptionally well throughout this contest, which will likely do wonders for his recruitment. He has a pretty prominent role with this squad, but typically he is more of a glue-guy. Today, Metcalf was an absolute killer on both ends of the floor while still highlighting his athleticism from start to finish.”We also spoke to David Flowers, his high school coach, who had this to say about Metcalf: “ Marcus has been a terrific scorer for us and scored his 1000 point earlier this year. Marcus is a gym rat, always working on his game and has shown progress each year. I would say Marcus’ best traits are his ability to shoot the ball and his athleticism. Marcus used that athleticism this summer and made the top play on Sportscenter for his dunk at team camp. “ Metcalf has received a ton of interest from an abundance of D2 and D3 schools, including St. Thomas Aquinas, Barton, Newberry, Carson Newman, Anderson, and NC Wesleyan. Surely one of these programs will go all-in with Metcalf and they should be quite pleased with the final result.
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