"I tried to pick some schools that are going to be in the NCAA Tournament every year," Rich said. "I know Georgia Tech was not in [last year] and I don't know if USC was last year. However, all the schools have good coaches, they win and they make players better."
Rich, a Top 50 player entering the summer, has his eyes set on an even higher calling.
"My goals were to crack the Top 10 in the country. I want to have that down by the end of the summer. I want to make the McDonald's game and the Jordan game. I think I had a great start off to the summer but I have to finish strong, especially if I want to be considered one of the Top 10 players in the country."
Rich is an athletic guard who primarily functions as a shooting guard. However, he can handle the ball and doesn't mind play point guard if needed. One of the things about his game that separates him from the other kids in his class is the poise and control with which he plays. His mid-range game is very strong.
Last week, Rich played for the Gold Medal-winning South team at the USA Festival. "It was a good experience off the court and on the court. I got a chance to meet some guys that I normally wouldn't and I got to see some more of my competition."
"Before that camp I never played with Darius, DJ White or Mike Williams. I thought it was a great group of guys. If they were frustrated, they didn't let it show."
Rich hits the road this weekend where he'll be playing at the Nike All-American Camp, and then he'll be at the Peach Jam, Super Showcase and AAU Nationals.