At Pre-Leads All-DJ Team, Hargis Becomes Latest Star

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Marlon Hargis’ name is the latest to adorn those walls.

For the 6-foot-6 Hargis, this season was more than four years in the making.

The senior led the Hermits to a 20-7 campaign despite playing one of the most difficult schedules in South Jersey. He averaged 19.1 points, and earned the title of 2017-18 Daily Journal Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year.

“Even before high school, I had envisioned all of this, and by the time I was a senior, being the focal point, for it to happen the way it did, it was great.,” he said. “The Prep has a great history. Great players have gone through there. To be on the 1,000-point list and be up there with those players, It’s a great honor.”

Like other greats who donned the Hermits’ blue, Hargis draws heavy praise from coach Paul Rodio.

“Marlon played a variety of positions on the floor,” Rodio said. “He was asked to go inside, asked to go outside. He was asked to bring the ball up. He shot from the perimeter, he shot from the inside. I thought he became a very good foul shooter as the season went on.”

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