Weeks ago, Evan Conti was unsure if he was even going to have a scholarship, though he was the leading scorer and go-to-guy at Holy Cross HS.
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At the beginning of the season, however the 6’2″ shooting guard told NYCHoops.net that he was on a mission. On Monday, Conti announced publicly that his mission was finally complete.
“I went to visit Quinnipiac from Wednesday to Friday,” said Conti. “I came home and spoke with my parents, coaches and advisors and decided [Quinnipiac] was best for me,” he said.
While visiting the campus of the NEC school, Conti said that his host was former Bishop Loughlin star, James Johnson. “He’s gonna be the star there next season,” Conti said.
The week before, Conti had taken a visit to Wyoming University and said the choice was between the two schools
Conti said he made his mind up on Sunday but didn’t go public with his decision until Monday due to the Easter holiday.
When asked what the deciding factor was, Conti responded, “It’s an elite program, the facilities are the best and it’s close to home so my parents can come see me play.” He also added that all the current players attending the school like the experience.
Conti also said that he liked the system that head coach Tom Moore runs. “It’s basically the same system we ran at Holy Cross,” he said. “All I have to get use to is playing against college players.”
According to Conti, Coach Moore wants the senior to play the same way he played with the Knights. “[Coach Moore] was impressed with how I ran the team so when a scholarship opened up, he offered it to me right away,” said Conti.
Conti said that he intends to put pen to paper “as soon as possible.”
As far as helping him throughout the process, in addition to his high school coach Paul Gilvary, Conti also gave props to his AAU teams, the Rising Stars and Raising Champions.