Marc Loving Named Parade Magazine All-America

By Jason Priestas on May 21, 2013 at 9:59a
Marc Loving named Parade Magazine All-America

Two months after picking up his second Ohio Division 1 Boy's Player of the Year award, Toledo St. John's Marc Loving has been named a Parade Magazine All-America.

Loving, a 6-foot-8 forward who will suit up for Thad Matta's Buckeyes this fall, averaged 21.3 points and 8.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game for the Titans as a senior. He is the all-time leading scorer at St. John’s High School, scoring more than 1,600 points. He also corralled the most rebounds – 711. Loving once scored 42 points in a game.

He committed to Ohio State shortly after his freshman season and with the absence of Deshaun Thomas, Loving could see immediate playing time in Columbus.

The 2013 Parade Magazine All-America High School Basketball Team:

Name Pos. High School Ht. College
A.J. Jacobson F Shanley (Fargo, N.D.) 6-6 North Dakota St.
Aaron Gordon F Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.) 6-8 Arizona
Aaron Harrison G Travis (Richmond, Texas) 6-5 Kentucky
Anders Broman G Lakeview Christian Academy (Duluth, Minn.) 6-1 South Dakota St.
Andrew Wiggins F Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.V.) 6-8 Kansas
Austin Nichols F Briarcrest Christian (Eads, Tenn.) 6-8 Memphis
Bobby Portis F Hall (Little Rock, Ark.) 6-10 Arkansas
Brannen Greene G Tift County (Tifton, Ga.) 6-7 Kansas
Bryce Alford G La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.) 6-3 UCLA
Chris Walker F Holmes County (Bonifay, Fla.) 6-9 Florida
Conner Frankamp G North (Wichita, Kan.) 6-1 Kansas
Cullen Neal G Eldorado (Albuquerque, N.M.) 6-4 New Mexico
Derrick Walton Jr. G Chandler Park Academy (Harper Woods, Mich.) 6-1 Michigan
De’Runnya Wilson F Wenonah (Birmingham, Ala.) 6-6 Mississippi State
Dominique Hawkins G Madison Central (Richmond, Ky.) 6-1 Kentucky
Garet Beal F Jonesport-Beals (Jonesport, Maine) 6-6 Maine
Isaiah Hicks F J.F. Webb (Oxford, N.C.) 6-8 North Carolina
Jabari Parker F Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) 6-8 Duke
James Young G Rochester (Rochester Hills, Mich.) 6-6 Kentucky
Jarell Martin F Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, La.) 6-8 LSU
Jon Severe G Christ The King (Queens, N.Y.) 6-2 Fordham
Luke Fischer C Germantown (Wis.) 6-10 Indiana
Mamadou Ndiaye C Brethren Christian (Huntington Beach, Calif.) 7-5 Cal-Irvine
Marc Loving F St. John’s (Toledo, Ohio) 6-8 Ohio State
Marcus Allen G Centennial (Las Vegas, Nev.) 6-4 Stanford
Marcus Foster G Hirschi (Wichita Falls (Texas) 6-2 Kansas State
Marcus Lee F Deer Valley (Antioch, Calif.) 6-9 Kentucky
Monte Morris G Beecher (Flint, Mich.) 6-1 Iowa State
Nick King F Memphis East (Memphis, Tenn.) 6-7 Memphis
Nigel Williams-Goss G Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) 6-3 Washington
Peter Jok F Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa) 6-6 Iowa
Ricky Seals-Jones F Sealy (Texas) 6-5 Texas A&M
Roschon Prince G Poly (Long Beach, Cali.) 6-5 USC
Rysheed Jordan G Vaux (Philadelphia) 6-3 St. John’s
Semi Ojeleye F Ottawa (Kan.) 6-6 Duke
Steve Vasturia G St. Joseph’s (Philadelphia, Pa.) 6-5 Notre Dame
Stevie Clark G Douglass (Oklahoma City) 5-10 Oklahoma State
Tyler Ennis G St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.) 6-2 Syracuse
Zach LaVine G Bothell (Wash.) 6-4 UCLA
Zak Irvin G Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.) 6-6 Michigan



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TMargo's picture

Fans will be surprised how much he will contribute.  His length, size, and offensive game will be exactly what next year's team will need off the bench:  17-20mins a game and 10pt/5rb.  The kid has a smooth and unselfish game and should fit in nicely in Thad's 8-9 man rotation. 

Jason Priestas's picture

I think you're right. Looking forward to seeing him in action.

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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Hope to see him starting by year's end, unless we play a lot of small ball, and Q can defend PFs without fouling. 
Normal (but small) lineup: Craft, Lenzelle, Slam, Q, Amir
Super Small Ball Lineup: Craft, Scott, Lenzelle, Slam, Q
Big Lineup (my favorite): Craft/Scott, Slam, Q, Loving, Amir
Maybe the most dangerous lineup: Craft, Scott, Slam, Q, Loving

German Buckeye's picture

Might as well call that list the Kansas and Kentucky all American poaching list....

buckeyedude's picture

What do
William Buford
Dennis Hopson
Kelvin Ransey
Jim Jackson and now
Marc Loving all have in common? They are all from Toledo and turned out(soon to be, in Loving's case) to be stars for Ohio State.
Mamadou Ndiaye 7'5" WTF?!



CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Can't wait for Marc Loving to start playing for the Buckeyes!  Should be another great year coming up next year.