By Matthew DeGeorge
The connection between the basketball programs at Penncrest and Cabrini over the last few years has been forged by Mike Doyle, the Cabrini standout and son of Penncrest head coach Mike Doyle.
That bond offered Marquis Tomlin an entry point to get to know the Cavaliers. And when it came to choosing a college destination, Tomlin this week decided to commit to the Cavaliers.
“I like their coaching staff,” Tomlin said Wednesday. “Their coaching staff has always been close to me and my family, and they’re a big part of Penncrest with Mike Doyle going there. … It’s just a dream come true. I can’t really put it into words.”
Tomlin, a 5-9 senior guard, averaged 13.7 points per game this season, leading Penncrest to a 22-8 record, the semifinals of the District 1 Class 5A tournament and the PIAA tournament. Tomlin was a second-team All-Delco pick. Penncrest made the state tournament all three seasons that Tomlin played.