Torres Places UCONN High On His List

He's one of the best offensive players in the 2005 class ...

Ricky Torres has a very smooth style approach in his offensive game. He can dazzle you with a move or even make a sparkling pass. The 6-foot-5 swingman from St. Raymond's High School in the Bronx, New York, helped lead his team into the AND1 quarterfinals.

Torres' high school team fell to a very talented St. Anthony's of Jersey City, New Jersey team. But Torres did have some solid games at the event this past weekend which was held on the campus of Seton Hall University.

Torres is being highly recruited because he is an impact player for sure on the offensive end. "I am trying to work on my defense, moving my feet quicker this summer," Torres said. "I want to be more consistent with my jumper too."

In one game against Shawnee High School of New Jersey this past weekend, Torres netted 17 points in a 71-48 victory. He hit two three-pointers and also buried a couple of medium range jumpers to lead his team in scoring.

Because of these sharp offensive skills, Torres has plenty of big name schools on his list, including the University of Connecticut. "I do want to take a visit to the campus," Torres said. "I am trying to set it up with my coach. I don't know when I will take it but I do want to get up there."

Torres has already taken a visit to Pittsburgh. "It was real nice," he said. "I got a chance to meet the coaches, meet some of the teachers and meet some of the players. I learned a lot about the school."

Torres also mentioned other schools besides Connecticut and Pittsburgh. "St. John's, Florida, North Carolina State, Miami, Virginia, Seton Hall, and Georgia Tech are on my list," Torres said. "I don't have a leader but I would like to make a decision in the Fall."

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