Rosario Sparkles In Playaz Win At IS8

Reporter Mike Sullivan was in South Jamaica, New York to watch the Playaz compete in the IS8 Spring League ...

On Kentucky Derby Day, Mike Rosario gave us a big reason in any sport in why it's important to come out of the gate with speed. Rosario, the multi-talented guard from the Playaz Basketball Club of New Jersey, ripped off 15 first quarter points to set the pace for a 70-41 victory over Team Tex in the IS8 Spring League.

Rosario, who has already given a commitment to Rutgers, rattled off four three-pointers in the game. He didn't play the final quarter but finished the game with 20 points to lead his team.

His smooth deliver and solid guard play helped the Playaz jettison to a 36-22 halftime advantage. By the time Rosario was finished playing, the Playaz junior squad had elevated the lead to 52-33.

"I felt good in the first quarter, I had my shots," Rosario said. "I had plenty of chances to take the open shot."

Jimmy Salmon's Playaz Club was able to utilize all nine players he brought for the day. Besides Rosario, big man Austin Johnson scored 12 points, most of them around the rim. Guard Wayne Mack added 10 points while Trevor Cummings scored eight points.


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