By MIKE McCURRY NEW YORK — Though Markquis Nowell is listed at just 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, all it takes is one electrifying pass or smooth pull-up three-pointer from Bishop Loughlin’s (NY) point guard to alleviate concerns over his pint-sized frame.Many high-majors share those same sentiments. Nowell, a Class of 2018 four-star recruit, is hearing mostly from Michigan, California, Seton Hall, Minnesota, Georgetown, and VCU of late. “All of them have been most recent,” said Nowell, following a 24-point performance in Sunday’s 94-77 win over Jefferson in the Apparel Challenge at Christ the King. “They text me daily.” The Harlem native utilized his speed, burst, and handles to excel in the open court on Sunday. On one possession, he nailed an estimated 30-footer from the left wing—the very definition of a heat check. On another trip, he made a ridiculous between-the-legs dish back to Jordan Thomas for the slam.
A NAME TO REMEMBER: JAYLEN DAVIS Another player to track for Christ the King is Class of 2019 guard Jaylen Davis, who went for 16 points and 7 boards in that same game. Royals’ sophomores who have been offered by D-1 schools are Jared Harrison-Hunte and Phillps Joseph—not Davis—but that should soon change. “Jaylen doesn’t have an offer, but I think after [Sunday] he should, so we’ll see how that goes,” said Arbitello of Davis, who hit three consecutive three-pointers during one particular stretch. Photo: Steven Schnibbe Follow Mike on Twitter Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And like ZAGS on Facebook
With the score tied at 50, this ferocious dunk by Kofi Cockburn with 2:33 left in the game put Christ the King up for good against Wings. pic.twitter.com/IdcZIKoWN5— HS Box Scores NYC (@hsboxscoresnyc) January 9, 2017