Ready for an update on one of your favorite former Cats? Marquis Estill just joined the coaching staff at Georgetown College. Estill played at UK under Tubby Smith from 2000 to 2003, during which time Chris Briggs, the current Georgetown head coach, was a student assistant. Briggs announced this morning that he’s bringing his old friend on board with him at Georgetown, along with former Transylvania player and assistant coach Barrett Meyer.
While at UK, Estill averaged 9.3 points and still holds the record for best career field goal shooting percentage at 60.13%. After playing overseas for several years, he returned to UK in 2012 to finish his degree, and while doing so, served as an undergraduate assistant coach under John Calipari. His biggest contribution? Convincing Calipari to go watch Dominique Hawkins, his cousin, play in the Boys Sweet 16 in 2013. For that, we will be eternally grateful. From there, Estill served as an assistant for Dunbar High School, helping lead the Bulldogs to a KHSAA state title in 2015-16, and this past season, was an assistant at Midway University.
“Marquis and I go way back and to have the connection come back around for us to work together now is pretty special,” Briggs said. “I have full confidence that he will help develop and elevate our post play, which is an area of our game that is already very strong. I know Marquis will be a phenomenal recruiter.”
Best of luck to you, Marquis.