Marcus Derrickson, a Prince George’s County product who helped lead Paul VI to a pair of Washington Catholic Athletic Conference titles over the past three seasons, has opted to leave the Fairfax, Va. private school for Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.
Former Riverdale Baptist standout and current NBA forward Thomas Robinson attended Brewster Academy before playing at the University of Kansas.
Derrickson, a 6-foot-8 forward committed to Georgetown, became the seventh player to leave Paul VI since the end of last season.
The move was related to Derrickson’s four-hour round trip commute from Bowie to Fairfax according to HoyaReport.com Publisher Ron Bailey.
“Marcus and his father Reggie expect the move to provide dividends on and off the floor, as Brewster has good facilities, academic support and the young guy’s approximately two hour commute each way to Paul VI will be eliminated,” said Bailey.
Derrickson was a three-year varsity standout at Paul VI and averaged 11.8 points per game last season.
“That said,” added Bailey, “Reggie had nothing but the best to say about Paul VI, which joined Riverdale Baptist, Oak Hill, Findlay and Carlisle School in being evaluated as possible destinations for Marcus’ senior year.”