Rosario Committed To Waiting

Though two junior teammates have already made up their minds, Mike Rosario isn't ready. He's got a clubhouse leader from the Big East but the junior out of St. Anthony's has tabled his decision.

The early wave of commitments has struck in places previously immune to the craze. Take St. Anthony's for instance. Bob Hurley's team has a junior committed to St. Joe's and another pledged to Pittsburgh. Could there be a third?

Mike Rosario, a 6-foot-1 shooting guard, was once rumored to be extremely close to picking Rutgers. At the Prime Time Shootout, Rosario addressed his recruiting situation.

"Right now whose coming the hardest is Rutgers. Rutgers and that's about it … and Miami," Rosario said. The Scarlet Knights are on his mind and Rosario wasn't sure anyone could catch them but he's not rushing to the decision at this point.

"I wouldn't mind going to Rutgers; it's a nice school. They got two guards going there next year in Mike Coburn and Corey Chandler. I'm still waiting because I'm a junior."

Rosario, because two of his teammates committed already, understands the process but feels like waiting is in his best interest. "They were good decisions. They knew what they wanted to do and had everything planned out. Like me, I just wanted to wait and see if I could see if I could get other schools. I want to play this junior year out. By the summer time I might have a decision."

Rosario is an attractive recruit because he's got a marketable skill: he gets buckets. Whether he's making 3s or slinking his way into the paint, he's got a scorer's touch and a resume that includes playing for one of the most revered high school programs in the country.

"We just play together and make sure that everything we have we work hard," Rosario said. "We don't care about losing or winning; we just come out and play the game. We build a team concept, so all of us work together. It's good to have all D-I guards."


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