Nashville, TN (Future150) -- With less than a month till the start of the high school basketball season, players are preparing for another competitive year. The new season brings new goals and aspirations for players, both team-wise and individual.
Despite his talent, the Future150 Camp alum Rob Marberry, a 2014 combo forward from Franklin Road Academy (TN), is focused on team goals heading into his junior year.
“The main thing I want to accomplish is to make it to the state tournament, and of course, to win state,” he explained.
At 6-foot-7, Marberry possesses great strength and power to his game. He has the ability to abuse smaller defenders down low, yet he can pull bigger defenders to the perimeter and expose their lack of mobility.
“I would say my strength is my post-up game right now. I can play the 3 some, but I’m working on transitioning to a definite 3-4 player. I need to expand my outside game,” Marberry acknowledged.
Some schools have already noticed his natural talent, with or without the polished perimeter skills. Belmont and UT-Chattanooga have extended offers to him thus far; Virginia, Virginia Tech, UAB and Georgia are others interested.
“It has always been a dream for me to play in the SEC or ACC, and I’m hopeful that may happen one day.”
Conference prestige will be a main factor, but Marberry has other factors, too.
“I want to get a great education first and foremost, but I would also like to see some time on the floor as a freshman. I want to play.”
In the past week, other high-major schools have begun to show interest. Vanderbilt was in to see him workout, and Marberry visited Tulane and LSU over the weekend.
His interest will only continue to grow as his high school season gets underway.