By Jeff Borzello
BRONX, N.Y. – If going perfect from the field and scoring 30 points in a game doesn’t draw attention, it remains to be seen what else Shane Rector can do to put himself on the map.
Last weekend at the Rumble in the Bronx, Rector impressed onlookers with consistent offense, constantly beating defenders off the bounce and finishing at the rim. He is very quick with the dribble and has a great first step. Rector is smooth when driving the lane and even showed a mid-range jumper.
“I think I’m a good player, I had a good game,” Rector said. “I guess you could say I was feeling it.”
The 6-foot-1 point guard from St. Raymond’s (N.Y.) is quickly rising in metro-area circles, but is virtually unknown by recruitniks nationally.
Colleges certainly know who Rector is, though.
The 2013 prospect listed Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Arizona, Villanova, Rutgers and St. John’s, although none of those schools have extended an offer yet.
“I just want to go to a school that’s going to put the ball in my hands as a freshman, let me run the team,” Rector said.