2024’s Marquis Thompson prides himself on being a two-way baller | Youth1

2024’s Marquis Thompson prides himself on being a two-way baller

Marquis Thompson is one of the best players from the Houston, TX area in the Class of 2024.  


The 5-foot-10, 140-pound Thompson, who attends Texas City High School, is a dynamic player that works as a point guard and shooting guard. 



Thompson has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as being selected as an MVP at a travel tournament. 


Thompson is humbled by the accolade. 


“It shows me that I need to keep on grinding for more and stay humble and never take it for granted,” Thompson said. “It’s a blessing.”


No matter the opponent, every game Thompson is determined to give it his all. 


Thompson is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Thompson steps between the lines.


“My mindset is to be a main scorer and to encourage my teammates to do the same,” Thompson said. 


Thompson has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the hardwood. Thompson tells why he enjoys the game of basketball so much. 


“What I love the most about playing basketball is going up against hard competition,” Thompson said.


Thompson has learned many valuable lessons from playing basketball that he applies to his everyday life. 


“Playing basketball has taught me you can lose your friends, or even family, but this game is something you can control,” Thompson said. 


Thompson shares his favorite memory of playing basketball. 


“Scoring 26 at a school tournament because it shows that when I'm in my groove, nobody can stop me from getting what I want on the court,” Thompson said. 


Thompson takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Thompson makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I demonstrate being a good teammate by encouraging them to work harder and go for any of your opponents' heads,” Thompson said. “The best advice I give is to keep shooting and never lose confidence because you're missing shots. You’ve got to forget it and go on to the next play.”


Thompson is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“I’ve learned that you’ve got to trust your teammates because what if they have the ball in the last five seconds in a tight game?” Thompson said. “You’ve got to believe in them that they can make the shot.”


Thompson patterns his mentality after this perimeter standout. 


“I look up to Paul George because he knows how to get space for shots and can lock down the best player too,” Thompson said. 


Thompson lists art as his favorite subject in school. 


“That's where I can really be calm and peaceful, and have fun,” Thompson said. 


Thompson explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“My dream college for basketball is Georgetown because that's where A.I. went to and he's a G.O.A.T.,” Thompson said. 


Thompson is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“My goals on and off the court are to be an all-time great and to be a great person in life no matter the cost,” Thompson said. 



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