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NICK IRVIN @NICKIRV · 51m 51 minutes ago
Morgan Park H.S 6'1 PG @Marcus_LoVett aka Bright Lights Pick up a Scholarship offer from St.John's Congrats Bro

Looks Like Plan B


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Kid looks quicker than Briscoe. Go get him Lavs! Lavs. Lavs. Can you hear me Lavs? Are you still there Lavs?
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Why hello Norm Roberts recruit.
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I saw this kid play in LA, he can definitely hoop! If he was 6'3 he would be a top 100 kid. Hes averaged 31, 33 and 22 ppg his first 3 seasons of high school in a competitive league in California. He has a great overall game, i would just like to see him bulk up a little bit since he is maybe 6'1 at the tallest
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I saw this kid play in LA, he can definitely hoop! If he was 6'3 he would be a top 100 kid. Hes averaged 31, 33 and 22 ppg his first 3 seasons of high school in a competitive league in California. He has a great overall game, i would just like to see him bulk up a little bit since he is maybe 6'1 at the tallest


ESPN says Kansas offered, so even if just as a bench guy for them, he has to have a certain level of talent I would assume.

I just want some thoughtful planning as to the makeup of the team -- a desperate mishmash of players because we need to fill seven spots isn't going to cut it.
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http://highschoolcubenews.com/2014/10/01/obrien-marcus-lovett-chicagos-next-great-guard/

Cliff Alexander and Jahlil Okafor have moved on to the college game and left a large void in Public League basketball. For the first first time in several years the city is without a marquee star.

Or maybe not.

Marcus LoVett arrived at Morgan Park last month. The senior guard is well-traveled, he played for two high schools in California before moving to Chicago. As always, that rubs some people the wrong way. College coaches generally become wary of kids that transfer too much: never mind how often the coaches themselves move around searching for the best opportunity.

“This is the best situation for me and my family, that was the reason why,” said LoVett. “I feel like I’m going to improve as a person and a basketball player.”

One thing very few doubt is LoVett’s ability on the court. Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin is known for his effusive praise of his players and he doesn’t skimp when it comes to LoVett.

“I have the biggest star in the world. ‘Bright Lights,’ that’s his new nickname,” said Irvin. “When you talk about Marcus LoVett you talk about Derrick Rose, Tim Hardaway, Isiah Thomas, the best guards to come out of Chicago. He’s right there with them.”

“The thing that sets him apart is his IQ of the game, it’s just off the chain. He’s a natural leader with the ability to dominate the game at any time.”

A quick Google search of LoVett certainly lends strength to Irvin’s comments. The Los Angeles Times wrote in 2013 that LoVett was “one of the best entertainers in Los Angeles.” LoVett averaged 31.7 points as a freshman, 36.7 points as a sophomore. His highlight videos on YouTube have more than 4 million hits. That’s superstar status in just about any profession.

“Marcus LoVett is certainly a talented kid,” said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. “He’s exciting and fun to watch. When he can play a fast brand of basketball he’s exciting and effective. He’s a lefty, very quick and shoots pretty well off the dribble.”

LoVett was a big name nationally as a freshman and several high-major colleges were recruiting him. Then came the transfers, then this summer LoVett decided not to participate in a lot the big-time summer evaluation events. That scared off plenty of schools. There are rumors LoVett will have trouble qualifying for college, but Irvin says that is not true.

“He’s had all kinds of interest,” said Daniels. “I think some of the high-major schools have been hesitant to go all the way in on him. It’s been an interesting and intriguing recruitment.”

That changed on Monday. Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard watched LoVett play at open gym and offered him on the spot.

So things just became even more interesting. A few days before the Kansas offer, LoVett expressed a desire to stay and play his college ball in Illinois.

“It really doesn’t matter to me a lot where I go to school,” said LoVett. “Basically wherever I can do my thing. Staying in the state of Illinois would be good though.”

After all the elite local players that have fled that state, it appears one was ready to stay. But now Kansas has come calling so any local school that gets involved will have major competition. Mac Irvin Fire coach Mike Irvin said Kansas is trying to get LoVett to visit campus as soon as possible.

Simeon and Stevenson will get the bulk of the attention heading into the season. Stevenson star Jalen Brunson is the heavy favorite for Player of the Year honors, but it appears LoVett may have the star power and the talent to challenge for the award.

“That’s the matchup I really want to see: Marcus LoVett vs. Jalen Brunson,” said Nick Irvin. “We don’t have a game scheduled with, but if they wanna play we can play. I have an open game for anybody that wants to play me, we are ready to take on the world.”
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http://highschoolcubenews.com/2014/10/01/obrien-marcus-lovett-chicagos-next-great-guard/

Cliff Alexander and Jahlil Okafor have moved on to the college game and left a large void in Public League basketball. For the first first time in several years the city is without a marquee star.

Or maybe not.

Marcus LoVett arrived at Morgan Park last month. The senior guard is well-traveled, he played for two high schools in California before moving to Chicago. As always, that rubs some people the wrong way. College coaches generally become wary of kids that transfer too much: never mind how often the coaches themselves move around searching for the best opportunity.

“This is the best situation for me and my family, that was the reason why,” said LoVett. “I feel like I’m going to improve as a person and a basketball player.”

One thing very few doubt is LoVett’s ability on the court. Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin is known for his effusive praise of his players and he doesn’t skimp when it comes to LoVett.

“I have the biggest star in the world. ‘Bright Lights,’ that’s his new nickname,” said Irvin. “When you talk about Marcus LoVett you talk about Derrick Rose, Tim Hardaway, Isiah Thomas, the best guards to come out of Chicago. He’s right there with them.”

“The thing that sets him apart is his IQ of the game, it’s just off the chain. He’s a natural leader with the ability to dominate the game at any time.”

A quick Google search of LoVett certainly lends strength to Irvin’s comments. The Los Angeles Times wrote in 2013 that LoVett was “one of the best entertainers in Los Angeles.” LoVett averaged 31.7 points as a freshman, 36.7 points as a sophomore. His highlight videos on YouTube have more than 4 million hits. That’s superstar status in just about any profession.

“Marcus LoVett is certainly a talented kid,” said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. “He’s exciting and fun to watch. When he can play a fast brand of basketball he’s exciting and effective. He’s a lefty, very quick and shoots pretty well off the dribble.”

LoVett was a big name nationally as a freshman and several high-major colleges were recruiting him. Then came the transfers, then this summer LoVett decided not to participate in a lot the big-time summer evaluation events. That scared off plenty of schools. There are rumors LoVett will have trouble qualifying for college, but Irvin says that is not true.

“He’s had all kinds of interest,” said Daniels. “I think some of the high-major schools have been hesitant to go all the way in on him. It’s been an interesting and intriguing recruitment.”

That changed on Monday. Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard watched LoVett play at open gym and offered him on the spot.

So things just became even more interesting. A few days before the Kansas offer, LoVett expressed a desire to stay and play his college ball in Illinois.

“It really doesn’t matter to me a lot where I go to school,” said LoVett. “Basically wherever I can do my thing. Staying in the state of Illinois would be good though.”

After all the elite local players that have fled that state, it appears one was ready to stay. But now Kansas has come calling so any local school that gets involved will have major competition. Mac Irvin Fire coach Mike Irvin said Kansas is trying to get LoVett to visit campus as soon as possible.

Simeon and Stevenson will get the bulk of the attention heading into the season. Stevenson star Jalen Brunson is the heavy favorite for Player of the Year honors, but it appears LoVett may have the star power and the talent to challenge for the award.

“That’s the matchup I really want to see: Marcus LoVett vs. Jalen Brunson,” said Nick Irvin. “We don’t have a game scheduled with, but if they wanna play we can play. I have an open game for anybody that wants to play me, we are ready to take on the world.”


The kid certainly seems to have talent. He's already stated that he prefers to stay in Illinois. Not to say he won't change his mind, but not feeling good about our chances at this juncture with the state of our program.
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Seems like just another kid that won't qualify.
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Seems like just another kid that won't qualify.


Excellent fit then. We need to increase the level of volatility in this program. :)
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He seems insane, can't hurt to offer and have him visit. Maybe he'll love the city
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