Burning Up The Floor

California point guard commit Ahmaad Rorie has been to Europe already this summer, transferred from Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln to Montverde Academy in Florida, and after a dominant showing in Indianapolis, he's headed to Milwaukee for the next stop on his barnstorming tour.

No matter what institution he attends for his senior year, one thing hasn't changed about Ahmaad Rorie: He's still taking everyone else to school.

The 2014 California commit be headed all the way out to Montverde Academy in Florida for his next high school season, but he's still playing for the Northwest Panthers AAU squad this summer, and as the tournaments go by, the Golden Bears are looking smarter and smarter for having jumped on the 2014 point guard – formerly of Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln – as early as they did.

The 6-foot, 170-pound four-star averaged 27 points per game this weekend at the adidas Invitational in Indianapolis, as his Panthers went 3-2.

"I think I did pretty well, but I could have done better in my last game," Rorie said. "If I would have scored more, we probably would have won. I did most of my scoring down the stretch. Other than that, I think I played pretty well ... We lost to a team that we shouldn't have lost to during pool play, but other than that, I think we played pretty well."

With every tournament, Rorie's stock has continued to rise ever since he committed to Cal back in March of 2012, and now, he's ranked as the No. 19 point guard in the 2014 class, and the No. 88 player overall. Still, competing against the best during the summer never gets old.

"It's still exciting," Rorie said. "I'm way more comfortable than I was my freshman year playing, because now, I should be dominating every game, in everything I do. I try to play the leader and be a better all-around player. Now, I'm the most experienced, but it doesn't get boring."

The ball just keeps on bouncing for Rorie, as he and the Panthers depart Indianapolis on Monday for yet another tournament next week.

"We're actually driving to Milwaukee, and we have a basketball tournament there – NY to LA," Rorie said. "We're guaranteed four games, but it could be seven if we make the championship. Hopefully, it's somewhere around there. We're not trying to lose."

That tournament starts on July 17, and then shortly thereafter, Rorie flies to Las Vegas for the adidas Super 64.

Rorie will finally wind his way back to Berkeley next on Sept. 14, during the weekend of the Ohio State football game, for his official visit.

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