Category: Featured News Written by Cavan Walsh
Dayton Thurgood Marshall (OH) star Mark Alstork is one of the hottest uncommitted names in the 2013 recruiting class.
The 6'4 shooting guard is in the midst of a superb senior season. We caught up with Alstork to get an update on his season, his game as well as his recruiting.
Talk about how the season is going as a whole, both as a team and individual?
“It's going well right now. We have competitive practices, everybody knows their roles, and what we need to do as a team to win. We pride ourselves on the defensive end and get on the break. As an individual, I'm having a great season. I just waited until it was my turn to lead and I'm going to play my heart out every game like it's my last because sooner than later my high school career going to be over. As an individual, I'm averaging 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4steals, and 2assists a game. I'm doing what my team needs me to do if it's defense, scoring, or rebounding I’m going to do it.”
How is the recruiting process going and what schools are in the mix?
“Recruiting is everywhere right now. I’ve got Northeastern, Maryland, Duquesne, Illinois State, Bethune Cookman, Drake, Farleigh Dickinson, Wright State, Cleveland State, Lehigh, Columbia, Yale, Toledo, Miami Ohio, Radford, Kennesaw state, Holy Cross looking at me. I’ve just got a lot of mid-major schools looking at me. I'm very open at this moment.”
When it does come time to make a decision what are you looking for in a school?
“I am going to look at the program, how the athletes get treated, if I have a chance of starting, education, development of players, graduation rate of the basketball players, and what classes the players are in.”
What are your expectations for the remainder of the season?
“No doubt about it to win state, and not to lose another game.”
Break down your game and what you do well?
“Start on the defensive end first, go to the hole first on the offensive end, and shoot second. I try to get my teammates off to a good start scoring and defensively. I like to attack the backboards especially offensively and lock opposing teams best player up.”