Torres Has UCONN Among Many On List

Ricky Torres is a terrific scoring wing and many schools like Connecticut have been evaluating him this summer

For the past couple of decades, St. Raymond's coach Oliver Antigua and former head coach Gary DeCesare have ushered through the doors of the Bronx-based school many high quality basketball players. DeCesare is now an assistant at Richmond. And Antigua has done a tremendous job continuing the momentum of this great tradition in New York City.

This year's team is filled again with several players that are likely to be recruited by division one programs. One particular player has been receiving high major interest for the past year in Ricky Torres, a 6-foot-5 swingman who has a scoring eye.

Torres competed this past weekend at the Reebok ABCD camp. He had three games in double figures, ran the point in another game, and showed the coaches he is a serious threat anywhere on the court.

Antigua told us that Torres has no clear leader in his recruiting process. "He has Pittsburgh, St. John's, Seton Hall, Georgia Tech, Connecticut, Miami, Virginia, Louisville, and Xavier on his list," Antigua stated.

North Carolina State, previously on the list, was eliminated after Courtney Fells made a commitment to the Wolfpack.

The Connecticut staff was on hand at the ABCD camp and also made an appearance last night to watch Torres play at an event in Teaneck, New Jersey on the campus of FDU. Torres is currently playing at the Reebok East tournament but will also play today and tomorrow at the high school tournament at Holy Cross in Flushing, Queens for the St. Raymond's team.

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