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Posted On: 09/7/18 9:53 PM
The High Academic camp this weekend in Bellevue will have a number of talented players on hand and one rising senior looking to dominate is Antonio Salinas. In a way, the talented 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard from Zillah High School is trying to make up for lost time as he missed much of July due to a sprained ankle. But while time was missed, the young man known as Tony continues to talk with college coaches and feels that he’s back to full strength.
“When I came back everything went well,” Salinas said. “I didn’t shoot very well the last tournament when the coaches came to watch, but I was able to show my versatility by playing multiple spots. I did other things like play really good defense and I passed the ball extremely well too.”
Even with the limited time on the court, Salinas has kept up the recruiting interest from a number of schools. He notes that he’s been talking to Seattle a lot and has kept in touch with Oregon State as well. He’s recently gotten in touch with San Diego and other like Cal Poly, Idaho State, and Central Washington have been in contact.
Salinas is keeping his options open at the moment but does know what he’s looking for in a college program. “I’m looking for my type play style – one where they really get after it on defense,” Salinas said. “And I like to play up-tempo on the offensive end, where they really push the ball.”
A tremendous student-athlete, Salinas is working in improving his already rock-solid 3.5 GPA and increasing his test scores to open up even more opportunities. This weekend in Bellevue he’s hoping to showcase more of his skill set.
“I’m going to try and get after it on the defensive end and on offense, be a floor general,” Salinas said. “I can shoot and score, but I want to show that I have a pull-up jumper from mid-range as it’s a shot you need at any level.”