Rondo had a career scoring day in one of the tournament games as he hit for 55 points. "We were only up by five going in halftime and Josh [Smith] got into foul trouble," Rondo said. "We had just seven guys and I just beat their pressure really easily. I shot the ball well in that tournament." In the game where he had 55, Rondo also tallied 14 assists.
This season has been somewhat of a breakout one for the Louisville native. Coming off a subpar summer, he's been Steve Smith's most consistent performer. Now, he's one of the country's most coveted guards.
"I don't know what it is. My coach just lets me play my game. Fast break, up-tempo, beat guys off the dribble and push the ball."
"[Illinois] wasn't far from Louisville so they have a good game and they asked me to come up. They asked if I wanted to drive up and meet the players."
Rondo said that he'll likely visit Georgia officially as well but has scheduled no such visit to date. Regardless, he's got a plan for where he goes. "Wherever I go I plan on starting. Whoever is the best deserves to play and should play."
Right now, Rondo isn't focusing on recruiting, picking a school or watching who's in the stands. He's got a single-minded purpose right now: winning.
"Winning the championship is important. I already qualified so I don't have to worry about that. The next step is winning the championship at school."