At Georgetown, their annual Tip-Off event has become a valuable tool. It came through again on Saturday as four-star Marcus Derrickson committed after attending.
Ranked No. 55 nationally in the class of 2015, the product of Fairfax (Va.) St. Paul is an interesting recruit both now and when projecting the future.
At 6-foot-7 and about 250 pounds, Derrickson has proven himself as a high end high school player. He exploded onto the scene as a freshman and then continued to show signs of brilliance as a sophomore.
When Derrickson has it rolling he is a high volume rebounder, tough interior scorer and a guy who can stretch defenses because of three-point shooting.
On the other hand, Derrickson has at times been out of shape and at other times he has spent too much time hunting jumpers on the perimeter.
Moving ahead, Derrickson certainly has the type of skill that John Thompson III covets in his his system. In addition to his ability to shoot he is a very good passer out of either the low or high post. It is just a matter of continuing to get into tip top condition -- he has lost 15 pounds since the summer's end -- and making sure that he uses his perimeter skill to supplement his interior game.
Derrickson is the Hoyas first commitment from the class of 2015.