After leading his Trinity Catholic High School team to a 20+ win season, Rashad McDaniels heads into his final spring/summer recruiting season looking to add to his existing list of impressive offers. He will look to kick off his spring in the RL Hoops circuit in Omaha.
RLH: What are you looking forward to the most for this spring/summer basketball season?
RM: I’m looking to get more scholarships and I’m looking to better myself as a player.
RLH: Do you have anything you want to work on this spring/summer in preparation for your last year of high school basketball?
RM: I want to work on being smarter and more patient. I want to stop forcing things [on the court]. I also want to build a relationship with my brothers and coaches.
RLH: What is the biggest difference between high school and AAU basketball?
RM: The speed and tempo. Also, the coaching is different. My high school coach and my AAU coach have different coaching styles but it’s a good learning experience.
RLH: Who is your favorite player in the NBA right now? Why?
RM: My favorite player in the NBA right now is Kemba Walker; he reminds me of myself.
RLH: What schools have been showing interest in you so far?
RM: Western Illinois offered me. Princeton has been texting me. Utah State, and Air Force have been on my pretty hard. Also, I’ve gotten interest from Missouri State and Wisconsin Milwaukee.
RLH: How much has your game changed from this time last year? How so?
RM: My game has changed a lot. I shoot better than I did last year and I use the pick and roll more. I didn’t like the pick and roll in the past but I like it now.
RLH: Who was the toughest player you faced last year?
RM: The toughest player I played against was Mario McKinley from Vashon High School.
RLH: Who do you think is going to win the NCCA tournament this year?
RM: Ever since my guy Ja got out the NCAA I’m going with Duke, but I’ve been a Duke fan since Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones.
RLH: What is the most important less you have learned playing for your coaches at your AAU team?
RM: I learned how to be a family. I also learned that it’s bigger than basketball. My team and coaches are a family and they will help me become a better person on and off the court.