Rudd Succeeding At Findlay; Looking At Five

Playing on one of the nation's top high school teams, Victor Rudd has had his full game on display. Averaging nearly a double-double, the talented forward is in the midst of a solid senior season.

Victor Rudd couldn't ask for a better senior season.

The transition from Van Nuys (Calif.) High to Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep was smooth and the 6-foot-8, 200-pound combo forward is starting to play on both ends of the court.

"It's been great," Rudd said about his senior season. "I've just been doing more this year and it's bringing out a lot of aspects of my game that I haven't been using, so that's been good."

"I think the thing that I like that I'm doing is playing defense and rebounding," he continued. "Those are the two major things that I wasn't doing over the summer and all of last year."

Rudd has been a big part of Findlay's success this season. He's averaging 15 points, which is second behind Avery Bradley, and nine rebounds, a team high, per contest for the 20-0 Pilots.

The three-star prospect said the way they practice is the main reason they've managed to be undefeated over half way through the season.

"I think for one, everyone wants to win," he said. "We are very competitive in practice. I think practice makes everyone help each other a lot. I think I just started doing more once I got here defensively and offensively."

Success on the court leads to attention from college coaches and Rudd has plenty of interested parties. His top five consists of UNLV, Marquette, Providence, Arizona and Gonzaga. Rudd claims offers from all five.

Digging deeper, Rudd said that there are a few schools that are starting to separate themselves from the pack, due to their increased interest.

"I like Arizona, Gonzaga and UNLV," Rudd said. "I think UNLV and Arizona have been recruiting me the hardest. It seems like they've been at almost every game and with Gonzaga they've been coming lately and I've been talking to them a lot on the phone."

"I've been on an unofficial visit to UNLV," he said. "It was cool. I got a chance to talk to the coaches. I didn't really get to see practice, but I talked to the coaches."

UNLV is the only school he's visited recently. Following the season he'll likely take a few more visits before making his decision.

"I'm just taking my time [with my decision]," Rudd said. "I'm probably going to wait a little while."


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