DENVER – Accelerated Prep’s Marzouq Abdur-Razaaq has committed to play college basketball at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
No stranger to MSU Denver, the 6’7” forward grew up just about 30 minutes east of the school, where he started his high school basketball career at Overland High School in Aurora. He joined Accelerated Prep for his senior year, during which he averaged 11 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 13 games, while shooting 45.3 percent from the field.
“MSU Denver is a perfect fit for me and I’m excited to become a Roadrunner. Coach Ficke and his staff have been great during the recruiting process, and I can’t wait to be a part of the program and its winning culture,” said Marzouq.
He added on Instagram, “I’d like to thank all the players I’ve played with; my friends who have been behind me and supporting me through everything; my family for being my biggest supporters, always having my back, and never leaving my corner; and my parents for grinding every day to make sure I have everything I want, making sure I’m always in the best position to succeed, having endless unconditional love for me, and making me into the young man I am today.”
Backed by an incredibly supportive community, MSU Denver has developed quite a winning culture since its first season in 1968. To date, the school has made 19 NCAA Division II tournament appearances, advanced to the Sweet Sixteen on 10 occasions, played in 8 Elite Eights and six Final Fours, and won two national championships.
“I can’t begin to tell you how anxious I am to get on the court and show what I can do,” Marzouq said.