Many of the New York City-area’s top players have signed on the dotted line including Jermaine Sanders (Rice high school, Cincinnati commit), Jabarie Hinds (Mount Vernon high school, West Virginia commit) and Mike Taylor (Boys & Girls high school, Rutgers commit).
Holy Cross high school’s Evan Conti is one of the top unsigned seniors in the New York City-area, and he’s making sure people know it.
With a recruitment that has fluctuated in the past few months, the senior guard is letting his play do the talking. Averaging 20 points per game, nine rebounds per game and six assists per game to start the Knights (4-2) season, Conti’s truly taking his final high school season to heart.
As a senior, the Queens native realizes the importance of his final season, “I take every game like it’s my last because I don’t have the opportunity to play in a lot more high school games and I want to make the best out of every game.”
“We have very good team chemistry,” says Conti.
Upon returning to Flushing, Queens following a solid performance at the D.C. Classic in Washington D.C. in which Conti was named to the All-Tournament team, Conti feels the season has been on the right track as of late. As a result, two Division I programs, Kent State and New Hampshire, have garnered interest in the versatile athlete.
Here’s a Division I assistant coach’s evaluation on the Holy Cross star: “Conti is a hard nosed kid with a solid skill level. He’s not the fastest player or the best dribbler or shooter, but he has a great feel for the game and makes winning plays. He can do everything well without any major deficiencies and the kid seems like a winnner.”