Recently, University of New Hampshire guard Marque Maultsby entered the transfer portal. The North Carolina native was a very productive player for the Wildcats the last 3 seasons. In 2019-2020, Maultsby averaged 9PPG and 4RPG. This included a season high 17 points against Binghamton. In the 2020-2021 season, Maultsby averaged 7PPG and had a career high 21 points against Hartford.
Maultsby talked with Hoop Scoop Media to discuss his game and recruitment:
What programs have shown interest since you entered the portal?
“IUPUI, Mount St Mary’s, UNC Asheville, St. Augustine’s, Shaw, Rio Grande, and Mount Olive.”
How would you describe your game?
“I play fast and try to put pressure on the defense not only that but I make sure all my teammates get in the right position, I’m a winner and a leader and I’m somebody that’s gonna compete on both sides of the ball. I give it my all 110%”
When do you want to make a decision?
“I’m not sure right now, I know a lot of coaches are busy so I’m just working on my game but I want to make sure that I’m in the right position.”
What led to your decision to enter the transfer portal?
“I learned a lot at UNH and the coaches are great, I thank them a lot. I think it was just my time to leave personally. I didn’t fit in as well as I thought. I would not put any blame on them, I just felt isolated most times and I was putting a lot of pressure on myself but obstacles temporarily come into your life to test how bad you want it.”
What are the biggest things you look for when choosing a school?
“Great education that’s always the first and somewhere I can fit in not only on the court but off the court too. The question that me and my family always ask ourselves is does the school want you?”
What would you bring to the program that lands you?
“I’m a great leader on and off the court. I’m not a person that’s gonna be all in my teammates faces or anything but I’m a teammate where if they make a mistake I’m going to be there for them and say “let that mistake go you’ll get it right on the next possession.” I get my teammates involved and I’m a hard worker 24/7. I’m willing to do anything to win.”
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