INDIANAPOLIS, In. -- Meet Marcedus Leech, one of the nation's elite 2019 prospects. He's not broken out onto the national radar yet, but he showed why he will be soon with an unbelievable showing at the MiddleSchoolHoops Camp this past weekend.
He is a smooth lefty two-guard that scores the ball at will. Right now his scoring options are limited, but still absolutely unstoppable. His jumper is pretty and he gets it off really quick with the range to boot. His athleticism allows him to get to the rim at will, occasionally throwing down a monster dunk. His hesitation dribble is effective and is already starting to understand the concept of taking a mid-range jumpshot over forcing his way into the defense.
When asked what he thought he could do better, he talked about how his body must improve and he has to put on weight to be more effective as he gets older. He also stressed that although his ball handling is not bad by any means, he wants to have a better handle than most shooting guards as to benefit him and his teammates.
Marcedus tries to model his game after James Harden and it's clear he is trying to add some of Harden's moves to his arsenal, evidenced by his step back jumper which at times can look exactly like the Rockets scoring guard. He also mentioned that he wants to be able to score at will and create offense for his teammates, things he saw in Harden's game.
He currently holds offers from Jacksonville State and New Mexico State, along with offers from Vanderbilt and Missouri which he picked up over the course of the weekend during the camp. We believe that Marcedus will have his choice of almost any school in the country by the time it is all said and done, as he is truly that good.
His adjustment to high school is going about as smoothly as one could expect but he does admit it is a lot tougher than he thought it would be. Due to the fact that he is one of the best players on his high school team, he has been forced to learn a leadership role on the fly along with the usual learning curve of adjusting to more physical play.
He recently took an unofficial visit to Western Kentucky and said the most important part of his visit was seeing the team practice and starting to understand just how good college players are. “They play at a whole different speed.”
In all, Marcedus was absolutely unconscious during the MSH camp, averaging somewhere in the ballpark of 40 points over the course of 5 games. When he got hot, everyone in the building was watching and during his second game on Saturday registered a camp high 47 point game including 9 threes.