DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two Darlington High School student-athletes signed letters of intent on Wednesday to compete at the college level next year.
Marquis Green signed with Coker College in Hartsville to play basketball, and Darius Green will play football for Methodist University.
As a point guard, Marquis averaged 15.4 points per game for the Falcons in his senior year to go along with 4.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game. He earned all-region and all-state honors. Marquis helped guide the Falcons to a 62-19 overall record during the past three seasons, which included a pair of Region 6-3A titles and a lower state championship.
“I’d like to thank God for giving me this opportunity,” Marquis said. “This is a blessing for me to be able to play and take my talents to the next level. I’m going to miss playing here at Darlington, but I’m excited to stay close to home so I’ll have that support.”
Marquis also follows in sister Jazz Green’s footsteps. She averaged 15.2 points per game last season for the women Cobras.
Darius played as a wide receiver for Darlington, and he will head to Fayetteville, North Carolina to play for the Methodist University Monarchs. As a senior he caught 31 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively he had an interception and 38 tackles last season. He also earned an all-region designation.
“This feels like a blessing that I get the opportunity to go play at the next level and get better at what I do,” Darius said. “I just want to thank all of the coaches for helping me out and my future coaches for giving me the opportunity. I learned at Darlington that you always should work hard, and it doesn’t matter how you start. It’s how you finish. Don’t ever let someone tell you can’t do something.”