By Lauren Jones, DrewLeague.com
School: Cal State Los Angeles
High School: Fairfax – 2010
Size: 6’4″ 215 lbs.
Roley Boyz’ Marc Wilson earned Player of the Week in the opening weekend of the 40th Annual Drew League —- quite an accomplishment for the Drew League rookie in his debut game.
“I am trying to make a name for myself this summer since it’s my first time playing [in the Drew League],” said Wilson. “People asked me to come play last year, I didn’t really take the initiative and take them up on their offer.”
Well, as it turned out, Wilson played as if this was his home court and even surprised himself with the caliber of his play scoring 35 points in the game against Hank’s Spiders.
“I thought I was going to have an average game, but it ended up being great,” said Wilson.
Despite his outstanding debut performance, Wilson says there are aspects of his game he wants to improve and hone in the coming games this summer.
“My biggest weakness right now is finishing in the 4th quarter,” said Wilson.
This was not evident in Wilson’s first game as he made his competitors work from tip off to the clock ran down in the fourth. Hank’s Spiders had no answer for the athletic guard known for his diverse shooting capabilities.
Week one fans could not help but notice his presence. Every time the ball was in Wilson’s hands, all eyes were on him waiting to see where he would take his next shot.
“I’m more laid back so you never know how many points I have until you look at the scoreboard,” said Wilson.
While active and boisterous on the court, off the court Wilson is quiet. He says that it works to his advantage when he steps on to the hardwood.
“I look forward to winning a championship,” said Wilson when asked what can be expected this summer.
Everyone better take note, Wilson sounds like he plans to make this week the rule, not the exception and to be one of the players to continuously make headlines this summer at the Drew.
Lauren Jones is entering her senior year at USC majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Sports Media Studies. This is her second summer interning for the Drew League. Her career aspirations are to work as an esteemed sports journalist and eventually as a consultant for athletes in financial literacy, public relations and brand management. Her past experiences include interning for Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Clippers, BET Network, EAG Sports Management, and Nike EYBL.