Marquis Webb, a 6-4, 180 pound junior shooting guard from Paterson Catholic H.S. in Paterson, N.J., said he has two early leaders.
Webb told the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com that Syracuse and Villanova are at the top of his list, but he said he is also actively considering UMass, N.C. State, Virginia, UConn, Seton Hall, Louisville and Kentucky.
Webb is enjoying a solid junior campaign for the Cougars, averaging 19.8 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals per game.
A cerebral player with average quickness, Webb uses his long, lanky frame to score well on the break. He is a streaky shooter from the perimeter, and if Webb is going to make the transition to the one slot, he will need to improve his handle.
Webb has become well known on the spring and summer circuit in the past few years playing with Jimmy Salmon's T5T Playaz program. Webb plans to travel with the Playaz once again this spring and summer, and he told IR that he also expects to attend the adidas ABCD Camp and Five-Star Honesdale II Camp.
He attended both of those events last year as a rising junior.
Webb said he has a 3.6 GPA, and he took the SAT for the first time last Saturday, Jan. 26.
On that date, Webb and Paterson Catholic also played at the Scholastic Play by Play Classic in Philadelphia, where the Cougars dropped a 54-43 decision to Martin Luther King H.S. of Philadelphia.
Webb scored seven points in the loss. Even though his shot was not falling, Webb showed a willingness to do the little things that often mean the difference between victory and defeat.
In the loss, Webb helped out on the glass and gave up his body on the defensive end of the floor. He prefers to shoot short-midrange jumpers off the dribble, but is more of a catch and shoot threat from beyond the three point arc.