Posted On: 11/11/19 4:00 PM

Class of 2020 guard Sofara Rasas of St. Mary's knew he had to step into some big shoes when he entered the Dragons' starting lineup for the first time last season.

He was following in the footsteps of older brother Yahuza Rasas, who was a four-year starter on some excellent St. Mary's teams from 2014-18. Yahuza is now playing at Texas Southern. All Sofara did in his first year was come in and play a huge role in the Dragons advancing all the way to the Class 4 state championship game.

"Even though we played different positions, I learned a lot from his," Sofara said. "For those two years, we played together, he was a great mentor to me. He helped to keep me grounded and when I was down he reminded me that he sees that I'm just as good as any of the other guys, so if I go out there and just be myself, everyone will see it too."

What everyone did see was an excellent all-around player who can impact the way in a number of ways. As a junior, the 6'4" Rasas averaged 16.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and nearly two steals a game while shooting

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