Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 22:10
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, a shooting guard ranked No. 24 in the ESPN 100 rankings for the Class of 2013, has postponed his visit to UConn in order to study for his upcoming SAT examination.
The native of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, is currently playing at Huntington Prep in West Virginia. Ranked sixth our of all shooting guards in the Class of 2013, Rathan-Mayes has placed UConn among his top three schools with Illinois and Florida State, where his father, Tharon Mayes, played from 1986-1990.
Though scheduled to visit UConn on Saturday, Rathan-Mayes cancelled at the last minute. According to David Borges of the New Haven Register, his father says there is nothing to worry about for UConn fans.
When Tharon Mayes was asked whether his son was still considering UConn or not, he responded by saying “Absolutely, yeah. He plans on making his decision soon. He’s been up to UConn already, so it’s not like he hasn’t visited the school. He said he just wants some time to think about it. He says he’s gonna surprise us.”
Rathan-Mayes has visited all three schools and despite not coming to UConn this weekend, he was visited by new UConn Head Coach Kevin Ollie and Assistant Coach Karl Hobbs last Monday.
“It was great,” the Class of 2013 guard said. “We had a great discussion, talked about the way I’d fit into the program. I really love Coach Ollie. He’s just a great person, a great guy. I think he’s definitely going to do special things with UConn in the future.”
Rathan-Mayes said he will make his official announcement from his home on Oct. 13.