In a basketball season to remember in the Midlands, Columbias Marcus Praylow operated under the radar.
The Capitals 6-foot-3 senior forward closed a fine, four-year varsity career with the Capitals with 1,515 points and 758 rebounds, but few people outside of the immediate Capitals family was aware of the notable accomplishments.
Praylow started and ended his high school career as a varsity starter. He averaged 7.6 points and 3.4 rebounds as a freshman and the numbers kept going up. He averaged 21.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.6 assists in his final campaign.
Columbia coach Mark Kirlough said Praylow will play college ball at some level, but his options right now are somewhat limited.
Weve heard from a bunch of Division II and lower Division I schools but there is nothing definite yet, said the veteran Capitals coach. Hes too small to play inside at the Big South or the Southern Conference level and he doesnt have the fully developed skills of a true wing player. So, teams at that level see him as an in-between guy and they probably wont take a chance on him. But hell get an offer to play somewhere and that school will be happy with Marcus game.
Kirlough said Praylow ranks among the best players hes coached at Columbia.
Wed have some good ones through the years and Marcus is definitely a top 10 player here for sure, he said. He was a good leader on the team, and a good student. Hell prove himself at the next level on the floor and hell do fine academically.