Early Saturday morning I found myself at Reynolds Coliseum watching Rudy Gay (6'8" 210 SF). While it was much too early () to get Reynold's rockin', I did enjoy some outstanding play by Gay all the same.
Rudy is another wing forward prospect that NC State has their eyes on. He is similar in build and game to Playaz's David McClure. He has a nice offensive game and while he doesn't play relentless defense, it was good enough to get the job done against Team Richmond.
The thing about Rudy is he's not a flashy player with tons of speed and I think he knows that. He doesn't try to do things that are out of his capabilities. He is not overly blessed athlete with blazing speed, but he plays a solid all around game and he plays until the whistle blows. He plays hard and steady. He has more calm than flare in his game. On the right team he could be the solid type of player that anchors a team.
On one occasion in the Game against
He also showed some mid-jumper range. He hit three turn-around jumpers from around ten to twelve foot range. In the world of modern basketball, a mid-range jumper is all but extinct. Rudy seems to willing to revive the lost art.
In his post game interview, Rudy reeled off an impressive list of offers.
Don't look for a decision anytime soon. Rudy is taking his time about his college choice. He says he is in no rush to choose and will wait until his senior year to announce.
Gay averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 blocks for Archbishop Spalding High