"Andy and his dad sat down with Coach Boehiem and Coach Fine Monday night and they offered him. He committed to Syracuse the next day after talking about it with his dad."
also had offers from Providence and St. Bonaventure.
When I asked Coach McKinney on why he thought Syracuse
recruited Rautins this late in the game he responded
by saying, " Syracuse has been following Andy all
season but I don't think it got really serious until
Coach Boeheim started showing up at our last couple of
games. Coach Boehiem told him they need outside
shooters to help Gerry next year and he can definitely
provide that. Andy is also a real good ball handler
and a great foul shooter. The only question with Andy
right now is can he put on enough weight and strength
to contribute next year."
Coach McKinney also said
that Rautins will not go to prep school next year and
will only red shirt if he has too.
wants him to contribute next year that is why it is
important for him to gain weight and muscle now. He
keeps growing; he is about 6'6 now and could grow to
about 6'7 or 6'8. He needs to gain weight to be able
to play next year and he knows that. The kid is a
tireless worker and will do what it takes to play.
Syracuse is getting a steal, he is a tall 2/3 that can
shoot the three, handle the ball, and make free
throws. If he puts on weight his potential is
Andy Rautins is a 6-foot-6, 170-pound shooting
guard/small forward that average 24.6 pts, 7 rebounds,
and 4 assists this past season. He hit also hit 71
three-pointers in 23 games. Rautins had two games with
over 40 pts this season and had one game were he hit
six three's in a game. Rautins father is former
Syracuse University basketball star Leo Rautins.
Rautins headed for Syracuse
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