By: Eric Van Dril | April 11, 2017
Von Steuben’s Rafael Cruz Jr. and Farragut’s Kawanise Wilkins are similar in several different ways.
The seniors are both big, versatile guards. They can score inside and outside. They were the unquestioned leaders of their high-school teams this past season.
They’re also both unsigned.
Cruz and Wilkins have received interest from college programs, but they haven’t yet decided where they will play next season.
“It’s so hard, making a college decision — weighing all of the options, especially academically,” Cruz said. “I’m sort of in the middle (of the process) right now.”
Cruz and Wilkins both played well in the CPLBCA all-star game on Saturday, April 8. Cruz knocked down five 3-pointers for the North-West team, which lost 151-141. The 6-foot-3 point guard finished with 21 points and six rebounds. Wilkins, meanwhile, finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds.