The No. 64 ranked player in the class of 2006 Marcus Lawrence took an unofficial visit to a Pac-10 school last summer and will now travel to the east coast for an unofficial visit at an ACC school. This visit comes on the heels of a Nevada state championship for is Bishop Gorman High School out of Las Vegas. Quite a few high-major schools are very interested in the 6-foot, 165-pound playmaker.
"Marcus took an unofficial to Oregon State last summer, and he is going to Virginia Tech on Friday," said Lawrence's AAU coach Anthony Brown of the Las Vegas Prospects. "He's still wide open and has a lot of schools after him."
Coach Brown listed a few other schools that have been very active in pursuing Lawrence.
"Arkansas is strong, and California is in there heavy," he said. "And of course UNLV is after him, and we just got a call from Washington a couple days ago."
According to Coach Brown, Lawrence ended his state championship season averaging 15 points and 8 assists per game. Throughout the playoffs, he scored right at his 15 points per game average.
"Marcus is the type of player who makes people better," said Brown. "He gets the ball to people where they can score. He can get you 15 assists and not take a shot, but if he needs to take a shot, he can stroke it. His jumper is really looking good."