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Posted On: 08/6/18 2:49 PM
Despite graduating a big senior class that included two Division I talents, the Maple Grove Crimson eclipsed 20 wins and reached the state tournament. One of the driving forces in their success was the steady play of Jared Rainey.
Rainey, a 6-foot point guard, averaged better than 13 points and five assists as a junior and spent the summer season playing with Minnesota Heat where he continued to show his mettle as one of the top point guards in the 2019 class.
“I feel like I played at a high level this summer,” said Rainey. “I’ve been working hard to improve my game and continue to get better at things I’m not good at. The summer was a great experience for me.”
There’s a lot to like about Rainey’s game. He’s a talented scorer particularly when he’s able to use ball screens and get into the paint where he’s a skilled finisher. And he sees the court well, as evidenced by his typical assist numbers.
“I think a strength of mine is ball handling and finishing — attacking,” Rainey said. “I can shoot it but I’d like to be more consistent there. I want to work on my leadership skills and seeing the court more too. Being more consistent with that part of my game.”
Rainey’s had a strong summer, and on top of playing at a program that lends itself to college exposure, he’s earned a fair amount of college interest from schools around the midwest.
“I’ve heard from some D3s, NAIAs and a few D2s,” said Rainey. “I just received a partial scholarship offer from Jamestown. Hopefully continue to get some more college interest during the winter season.”