Marcus Larsson has committed to attend the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) as a freshmen in the fall of 2016. Marcus was offered a spot on the basketball roster as a preferred walk-on.
Marcus had an eventful 2015-16 both on and off the court. His story with Global Squad began in July 2015. He appeared in all 17 games for Gold Dragons (Sweden), finishing 2nd on the team in points (146) and assists (33). At 6’4 and 190 pounds, Marcus created mismatches on both ends of the court. He demonstrated the ability to shoot from long range, put the ball on the floor, and score around the basket vs other guards.
Marcus was most impressive during the Hoop Group Team Camp when he helped lead Gold Dragons (Sweden) to a 4-1 record. This included an overtime win over Potomac High School after Marcus hit the game tying 3-pointer. Then in the final game of the tournament he hit a game winning 3-pointer vs Rumson Fairhaven. These late game heroics vs Rumson Fairhaven capped off the best game of the summer for Marcus. He had 21 points, 3 rebounds, shot 7-for-14 from the field, and 4-for-7 from 3-point range.
Marcus’ play earned him recruiting interest from several D-II programs and high level prep schools. Marcus decided to join Fork Union Academy for a prep year in the hopes that it lead to Division-I coaches taking notice. This move was a huge decision and required a major commitment on the part of Marcus. Fork Union Academy is a military school that requires its students to adhere to a lifestyle that does not suit most young men. So not only was Marcus leaving his home in Sweden, but he was drastically changing his way of life. Marcus jumped in with both feet and really embraced his new environment.
As expected Marcus did well as a member of the basketball team. He came off the bench and helped Fork Union finish 26-and-6 on the season. This included an invitation to the Prep National Championship which ended in the 2nd round with a loss to St. Thomas More Academy.
This prep year clearly paid off for Marcus. He’s now going to be suiting up for a D-I team and earning a great education. In our short time with Marcus we learned he is one of the most mature, hardworking, disciplined, and intelligent young men to ever come through the Global Squad program. We are very happy and excited to follow his development at VMI.