Colds A Big Factor For St. Raymond's Push

Reporter Mike Sullivan has story on St. Raymond's guard Gerald Colds ...

For the past couple of decades, the St. Raymond's basketball program has been one of the biggest threats come playoff time in the New York City Catholic League. Under head coach Oliver Antigua, the Ravens continue to be a formible foe come March.

It was only this week that St. Raymond's came from 19 points behind to stun Holy Cross High School in a semifinal game held inside Carnesecca Arena on the campus of St. John's University.

Helping the comeback along was the play of backcourt player Gerald Colds, a 5-foot-11, 150-pound guard from the borough of Manhattan.

Colds dropped in 19 points in the 79-78 thriller. And he had a solid year for St. Raymond's. It was no surprise that he had plenty of division one interest. He had taken official visits to Fresno State, St. Bonaventure, and Drexel and also considered UNLV, Rhode Island, Northeastern and Seton Hall.

Colds eventually settled on Drexel. He will be a solid player on the college level. He is able to move past his defenders and create chaos in the paint area for defenders.

Brian Towey's Scouting Report: A scoring guard who is elusive off the dribble, Colds is a tough guy to keep in front of you. Gerald doesn't have overwhelming size for a guard, but has a terrific wingspan, and the ability to skirt past defenders and finish, a wiry slasher who can get to the rim. He's also a legitimate perimeter threat.

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