Andre Rafus, a four-star small forward in the Class of 2017 announced on Twitter last night he has trimmed his list of the seven schools he is considering.
Thank you to all the schools that took there time to recruit me but I will be moving forward with these 7 schools pic.twitter.com/ZsDUh7orOl— Andre Rafus Jr. (@cantstoprafus) July 13, 2016
The Hoyas made the cut along with NC State, Kentucky, Kansas, Seton Hall, TCU, and Butler. Surprisingly, former Big East rival UConn did not make Rafus’ final seven. Early crystal ball predictions had the Huskies as the front-runner.
Hoyas247 reports that Rafus visited Georgetown back in mid-June. It seems John Thompson III and staff have made the Baltimore native a priority.
As Aaron Breitman points out, Rafus is a very talented forward. He mentions Rafus’ ability to score anywhere on the floor, and his high release jump shot that defenders struggle to irritate. Also, he states Rafus’ ability to attack the rim with full control of his body. Another point worth mentioning is Rafus has great ball-handling skills, he won’t dribble into turnovers.
Below you can find Rafus’ highlight tapes.
Shortly after Rafus tweeted his list, explosive guard Tremont Waters announced on Twitter his loaded final seven. Along with Georgetown, Waters is considering Duke, Kansas, Indiana, Kentucky, UConn, and Yale.
Waters, a native of Connecticut is an all-around player. He is a prolific scorer that is also a pest on the defensive end.
Doubters of Waters always seem to knock him because of his size. Listed at 5-foot-11 and weighing in at 160 pounds, Waters small stature seems to be an issue.
“Tyler Ulis is a small guard, Yogi Ferrell is a small guard.” Waters told reporters at Nike EYBL Peach Jam. “So I pretty much have to not try to emulate my game off them but try to improve on what they did and continue to get better. If they were able to play there (at Kentucky and Indiana), then I can.”
Down below you can view some of Waters highlight videos.