Making a game-winning shot doesn’t happen all the time.  Most basketball players will never complete this task.  For Marcus Wourman, 6’0 guard out of East Lansing, he hit two game-winning shots in a week! He hit the game winner on February 18th on Okemos in a 45-43 win and on February 25th did the same thing in a 76-74 win over Lansing Catholic.  We were able to catch up with Marcus to see how it felt to make these shots and how his season was going. 

Q:  How has your season been so far?
A:  The season has been going pretty good for me this far, as of now we are 17-1. Our team chemistry is starting to show and we are being more consistent with our play.

Q:  What are you averaging per game?
A:  This season I’m averaging 15 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds per game. 

Q:  What is the best part about your game?
A:  Controlling the pace and tempo of the game is something I do well and take pride in being a point guard. I’m also able to get by defenders and make plays for my teammates too. 

Q:  How are your grades and have you heard from any colleges about your recruitment?
A:  I have a 3.2 GPA right now and working hard to get that to a 3.5.  Coaches from Miami of Ohio, Central Michigan, and the University of Toledo have reached out to me regarding my recruitment. 

Q:  Do you model your game after anyone?
A:  De’Aaron Fox. I love how he pushes the ball up the floor and how he’s able to change speeds when attacking the defense.

Q:  How do you feel East Lansing will do in the MHSAA State Playoffs?
A:  I think we’re going to make a far run and we have a chance to win the state championship because we have all the right pieces.  We just have to remain consistent with how we play and make winning plays! 

Q: How did it feel it hit two game winners this season??!
A:  It was exciting definitely but at the same time I’ve hit plenty of these shots as a younger kid in AAU.  I made those shots because I was confident and I’ve made them before. 

Q:  How has playing for Grand Rapids Storm helped your game?
A:  It really brought me back to life a bit. I believe having someone like Coach Fleming, who trusted me with the ball, was crucial.  It really helped my game a lot and I loved playing for him and the organization.  

Q:  What do you want people to know about you and your game?
A:  That I can still score the ball at will!  I was always a scoring point guard growing up but as I got to high school I think I got too comfortable with only getting my team involved.  I had to find a balance between finding spots to score and getting my teammates involved.