Utah State Lands Florida Point Gaurd

Utah State University

By: Parker Robertson

New Head Coach Tim Duryea landed his first signee last weekend, and it was a good one. Point guard Shane Rector out of Miami Dade Junior College signed his National Letter of intent, last friday, to play at Utah State next season. Rector fits the mold of the more athletic players that the Aggies have been focusing on ever since joining the Mountain West.

His coach from Miami Dade had high praise for Rector saying: “He is tough, he shoots it, makes big shots, gets in the lane whenever he wants. He’s just a very, very good all-around player. … He is a New York kid. He is tough, will guard and is eager to take on all challenges. He will make big shots.” Originally from the Bronx Shane made his way to Miami Dade after one season at Missouri. Last season he averaged 17.4 points, 5.4 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game.

“Shane is a dynamic, athletic point guard who has shown a knack for being able to score in a variety of ways,” USU head coach Tim Duryea said. “He is also strong at penetrating and making plays for his teammates.” Rector won’t be the only Miami Dade player on the Aggies roster. Darius Perkins, who started at the point guard spot all last year, is also a product of the Florida school. The addition of Rector will most likely move Perkins out to shooting guard.

About the author

Grant Bagby

Since moving to Utah in 2005, I have changed from following all sports in D.C/Virginia to following all sports in Utah. I am a Chicago Bulls fan first (Born and raised by my father), but I am also a hardcore Jazz fan with 7 years of being a season ticket holder under my belt. I started TornBySports to write about the BYU/Utah Rivalry after Max Hall ran his mouth.