Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — St. Raymond’s of the Bronx point guard Shane Rector played with the Playaz Basketball Club this summer to get better and to increase his profile.
“Yeah, that’s the whole goal of the summer, pick up your recruitment,” the 6-foot Rector told SNY.tv at the Peach Jam. “I’m trying to play hard out here so hopefully the college coaches see it and offer me a scholarship to their school.”
Rector currently holds offers from Providence, UMass, Hofstra and Dayton and said he’d received interest from N.C. State, Florida State, Stanford and Oklahoma.
“I don’t know when I’m going to cut my list down,” he said. “I gotta see who offers and everything and then really organize it. But I’m going to take some visits, though.”
Rector also has a new coach at St. Raymond’s to play for. The school on Monday named longtime assistant Jorge Lopez, 38, to replace Oliver Antigua, now an assistant at Manhattan.
“I liked his coaching style,” Rector told the New York Post. “On freshmen, he lets us play. He trusted us.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.