Category: Latest News Written by Scott Burgess
Decatur MacArthur 2014 point guard Marcus Bartley is off the board to St. Louis University. Bartley who ranks as one of the top lead guards in the state’s senior class recently took his official visit to check out the Billikens and was sold on what they had to offer.
Since the end of the July evaluation period St. Louis jumped to the front of the pack in the race for the talented point guard.
Bartley is a tall and thin guard with long arms. He understands the game and is always in control. The Decatur MacArthur star knows how to use pace pushing the tempo when needed and slowing it down at other times.
He excels at passing the ball and getting his teammates involved. Throughout his prep career he ran with a talented Peoria Irish team and did a great job of distributing the rock to his teammates. Bartley can also score with a nice mid-range shot that can stretch to three at times. He is smooth with the ball in his hands and can get by his man.
Bartley is a prospect that with some work in the Billikens strength program could flourish as he has tons of potential. We will have more from the latest SLU commitment shortly.