2010 Prospect Has Smart Schools Pursuing

Reporter Mike Sullivan had an opportunity to watch New Jersey guard Steve Rennard compete quite a few times over the summer. Sullivan was impressed with Rennard's individual game. He explains why in this free story ...

There are some players who just play the game the way it was meant to be played. Steve Rennard of St. Joe's High School in Metuchen, New Jersey is one such player who was a delight to watch in the month of July.

Steve played with Matt Pauls' NJABC AAU basketball program. Matt is an outstanding coach and does a fine job in formulating his group of players into competing as a team. It's rare on the AAU level but he does a terrific job.

It helps to have a player like Rennard in making sure the team stays "a team" and not a group of individuals. Rennard, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard, is a tough player with a sweet stroke from the perimeter.

He's outstanding in the classroom too, opening up some attractive doors for him down the road when he graduates high school in two years. The Ivy League schools like his skill level and the way he thinks on the court.

Cornell, Penn, Princeton, Massachusetts, Brown, and Fordham are the early most serious interested basketball programs.

When you possess a 4.0 grade point average, Rennard will have an attractive opportunity to choose a school that can benefit him academically and athletically. But, as he continues to progress in his individual game, he'll land other scholarship offers.

WHAT MATT PAULS THINKS OF HIS JUNIOR GUARD: "He is an excellent shooter, tremendous on the ball defender, and comfortably slides over to the lead guard position and does a nice job running the team. (Steve's) a true "guard" that just plays the game the right way."

Steve has already taken unofficial visits to Princeton and Penn.

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