ESPN RISE Features Marquis Teague

Each week ESPN RISE provides an update and some insight to players who could potentially win the gatorade Player of the Year, both nationally and then a different set of states each week.

This week they feature their insights to future Kentucky star Marquis Teague. Here are the excerpts:

Even when senior point guard Marquis Teague isn’t at his best, most of the time he’s still better than the rest. Whether that means he’ll have enough to remain in contention for the 2010-11 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year award is uncertain, but the Pike (Indianapolis, IN) senior continues to impress with eye-opening play this season.

Ranked No. 8 in the ESPNU Top 100, Teague scored 25 points despite battling flu symptoms in Pike’s 80-74 win over conference rival Bloomington South (Bloomington, Ind.) last week. The Kentucky recruit’s illness limited him to just 9-for-24 shooting, but he dished out seven assists and grab seven rebounds in a win to give the Red Devils (14-2) sole possession of first place in Conference Indiana.

Teague, who had maintained a B-average in the classroom through his junior year, averages 22.9 points per game for Pike and has scored at least 20 points in 12 of 16 games this season.

In previous article’s RISE has featured future Kentucky commit Michael Gilchrist and 2012 Kentucky recruit target, Perry Ellis.

The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Any class year is eligible. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and recruiting ranking is irrelevant.

Go Cats!!!


Full story on ESPN RISE.


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