Rasheem Barrett, the No. 68 ranked player in his class, helped his Georgia Stars team gain the championship trophy at last weekend’s Boo Williams Invitational Tournament. After a great win over The Family, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound small forward told Rivals.com that he has two favorites out of the five schools he is considering.
“I am considering Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Marquette, and N.C. State,” said Barrett, who plays at Marist High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia. “N.C. State is recruiting me the hardest right now. They are coming to watch me practice soon. They are one of my favorites and Georgia Tech is the other.”
Marquette is also scheduled to come to Stone Mountain this spring.
One of the top attractions of N.C. State and Georgia Tech is the style of both school’s offense.
“Both schools run an offense like the offense my high school team runs,” he said. “They use three guards, and the big guards can work inside and outside. It gives you a chance to go down low when you have a mismatch.”
Barrett also noted that he closely watches B.J. Elder and models his game after the Georgia Tech star.
“The main thing I do well is operate in the top of the key area,” said Barrett. “I can shoot it from the key and shot fake to score off one dribble. I really try to model my game after B.J. Elder. I also post up and use my strength and rebound.”
As talented as Barrett is, he has to share minutes with the other talented players on a loaded Georgia Stars roster. With his main focus on winning, Barrett is okay with the situation.
“It is alright,” he said. “I’m a team player. As long as we are winning, that is the important thing.”