Alex Vilarino

2017 point guard Alex Vilarino enjoying post-grad route

Alex Vilarino, a 6-foot-1 point guard, is one of the better available point guards in the 2017 class.

Point guards are at a premium in the 2017 class and there isn’t a ton of mid-major and up prospects still available. One player that college coaches are actively tracking is South Kent (Conn.) School standout Alex Vilarino.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder had a strong showing at the National Prep Showcase this past weekend.

“I think I’ve just been working out a lot,” he said. “Just watching film and stuff, working on my playmaking, because I know I can score the ball, so I’m just working on my playmaking and trying to make others better.”

Vilarino, who went to high school at McKinney in Texas last year, opted to go to a post graduate school rather than college last season. Thus far, that decision is working out well.

“It’s working out pretty good so far,” he said. “I just love coach [Bill] Barton as a coach and he’s really been helping me out a lot.”

Recruiting wise, things are starting to pick up for Vilarino.

“It’s going pretty good,” he said. “I’ve been talking to like St. Bonaventure, TulsaSMU and Pitt.”

Thus far none of those schools have offered and he’s yet to take a college visit.

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