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Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- A four-year starter on the Columbia High basketball team, Marcus Praylow often proved to be a difficult matchup for opposing teams because of his height and ability to shoot from the outside.

The team captain was a constantthreat for the Capitals and when the season was over,Marcus had averaged 17 points and 9.5 rebounds this past season.

In the classroom, Marcus is maintaining a 3.0 grade point average. He says academics has always been stressed by his family and he took it to the point of taking honors classes in an effort to maximize his time in high school.