Having spent the majority of his prep career at Hillcrest Christian, Dallas Rutherford decided to transfer to Campbell Hill High School in Los Angles, Calif., for his final two years of high school hoops. According to the 6-foot-2, 165-pound point guard, he wanted the opportunity to play against the best competition possible and, more importantly, wanted more exposure on a national level.
"Right now, I am getting a lot of letters from a lot of different schools," said Rutherford. "UCLA, Washington State and UC Santa Barbara have called. Florida State, Pepperdine, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Pacific and Penn State are also interested. My recruitment is not something that I'm worried about right now.
"I transferred in from a smaller school, so I have a good feeling that my recruitment is going to pickup this year," he added. "I decided to leave Hillcrest Christian for Campbell Hall because I wanted to face the best competition. I also wanted to gain more exposure. The move has been great and I love playing with my new teammates."
Rutherford, a three-star prospect, indicated that he would love to play in the Pac-10 once his high school career is over, but that's not a major concern at this time. He is looking forward to playing with Justin Holiday, Jrue Holiday and will make the most of his time with a talented Campbell Hall team.
So far, the experience has been outstanding for Rutherford, and the start of the regular season can't begin soon enough.
"Practice has already started and we play our first game of the year on November 28," said Rutherford. "I am running the point guard, but I also play the wing position. We run the same offense as the Phoenix Suns, so I must know all of the positions on the floor. Playing with Justin, Jrue and the rest of my teammates has just been awesome.
"I really consider myself to be a playmaker," he added. "I will do whatever it takes to help us win games. I love running the floor and getting my teammates involved in the game with assists. It doesn't matter if I'm scoring or dishing out the ball, I just want to have a good time and win as many games as possible."