Posted On: 12/18/17 6:03 PM
Rezi Useh has helped the Magic of Monticello to a 4-2 start with his 13 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. NHR caught up with Rezi today.
“The season has started off well for us,” Rezi told Prep Hoops. “Everyone on the team understands their role and it’s helping us be a good cohesive unit on the floor. Our two losses were against good teams (Minnetonka and orono) and we played both down to the wire.”
Rezi has been the second scorer to go with Matt Todd this year shooting 53 plus percent from the floor and making 65 plus percent of his foul shots. It’s been a nice start for the improved Magic guard.
“This year I’ve improved as a scorer and leader,” Rezi said. “I realized that I am what makes our squad go so I try to bring energy every time I step our on the court whether a game or practice. Scoring wise I’ve improved my pull up jumpshot and that’s helped me start to get more buckets.”
The Magic isn’t a big team but with the talent they have the chemistry and talent that could push for a 20 win season.
“Our team is undersized, but that hasn’t dictated any of a games so far,” Rezi said. “ We play at a quick pace and we are very scrappy and attentive on defense.
“Me and Matt believe we are 1 of the best backcourts in the state, but also we brought back almost everyone from last year so everyone understands how to produce at the varsity level.
“We expect to compete in every game no matter how talented the other team is and we also expect to be playing in the section final game when that time comes around.”
Rezi and several of his Magic teammates earned their way to state two years ago and they want to get back to the big event. Rezi is closing in on 600 points and he hopes to hit a grand.
“My goals for this winter is to be the best leader I can, get as close to 1,000 points as I can, and finish my career in the state tournament.”
Rezi is uncertain if he will play college basketball but either way, he’s excited for college.
“I’ve heard from a few programs over the course of the year but I couldn’t find the best fit but I am still open to hearing from programs,” Rezi said.
“At the same time though, I am alright with just going to college and enjoying that experience and I’ve applied and gotten accepted to some big 10 schools already.”