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Florida State Nabs Top-30 Prospect Xavier Rathan-Mayes

Mark Dolejs-US PRESSWIRE

The commitment rang down on Saturday night, 2013 guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes was off the board to Florida State.

An original native of Ontario, Canada, Rathan-Mayes had been a top target for many, but after narrowing things down to the UConn and Illinois, in addition to the Seminoles, a decision was only a matter of time.

At 6-foot-4, Rathan-Mayes is widely known for his ability to knock down shots and create off the dribble. A lethal scorer when he is on, the top-30 prospect should instantly give head coach Leonard Hamilton a threat on the perimeter.

With senior guard Michael Snaer graduating after this season, minutes in the back court with open up immediately for Rathan-Mayes once he arrives in Tallahassee in 2013.

With a decision now out of the way, Rathan-Mayes can focus on his senior season at Huntington Prep (WV), one of the nation’s top high school teams that also features 2014 stud, Andrew Wiggins. The overall talent level possessed by Wiggins is through the roof and many speculate that either Kentucky or Florida State will win the race for his services, yet there is still plenty of time left in his recruitment. The ability for Hamilton to land his high school teammate however, could be something pays huge dividends down the line. Wiggins does have the credits to reclassify to 2013, but recent reports have indicated that that may not necessarily be the case.

During his time on the AAU circuit, Rathan-Mayes ran with the CIA Bounce. He is the first commitment for FSU from the senior class.

 

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