Zack Rosen: I knew I was going to play good. I just wanted to show everyone else who didn't think I belonged, or didn't think that I could play at that level. That was my mission going into the camp.
SOR: What was it like playing against some of the best players in the country at the camp?
ZR: In AAU, you play against the same kids in all kind of venues. So, it was nothing new. But [at the camp], it was more of an individual environment so it was a good time to show your individual game.
SOR: Now, how has your recruitment picked up after your performance at ABCD? Have more schools contacted you?
ZR: A little bit yea. Rutgers, Seton Hall, Iowa State, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Pennsylvania, and a bunch of schools are recruiting me right now. The problem is that a lot of the schools don't know I plan on doing two years at St. Benedict's, so that makes me a 2008 recruit.
SOR: So your're saying you are going to prep at St. Benedict's…
ZR: I'm either going to reclassify or go as a senior and transfer.
SOR: Do you have any offers right now and do you have any favorites?
ZR: Rutgers…they actually offered me last year as a ‘08 [recruit]. I wouldn't name favorites, but [Rutgers] is definitely at the top of the so-called list.
SOR: Now, for someone who hasn't seen you play, what would you say is your best ability as a point guard? What is your game?
ZR: [The best part of my game is] my ability to get everyone else shots. To me, that's the goal of the point guard and that's what I do best. I get everyone else going and then I get myself going.
SOR: Is there any part of your game that you are trying to improve?
ZR: Strength is the number one thing I am working on now. Also, consistency in my shot and also just improving all around: ball handling, everything - just keep getting better in the areas I'm already good at.
SOR: Why did you decide to transfer to St. Benedict's Prep from Colonia?
ZR: I missed about six months with the injury, so going to St. Benedict's gives me the ability to make up for that time as far as a second year. And, the competition everyday at St. Benedict's really is like a college environment, so it really gets you need to be ready for in college, as a basketball player and as a student.
SOR: Are you looking forward to playing with Coach Hurley?
ZR: Absolutely. I've been working out there for about four months and I've developed a good relationship with him. I'm excited to play for them, him and the team that surrounds me.
SOR: Last question: I've seen your name spelled different ways - with a K or H at the end. How do you spell your name?
ZR: Z-A-C-K…please let that be known.
SOR: Thanks for the time, Zack. Good luck with the rest of the recruiting process.