September 29, 2015 With one season left in his high school career, Tanner Rubio has decided to make the switch to The Master’s Academy where he transferred into after spending his first three season with International Community School “I wanted…
September 29, 2015
With one season left in his high school career, Tanner Rubio has decided to make the switch to The Master’s Academy where he transferred into after spending his first three season with International Community School
“I wanted to play at a more competitive level, and the academic side of things was just as good as the athletics, so I just figured ‘why not?’” said Rubio. “Over the summer with Master’s Academy we only lost two games, a couple of the guys on the team I’ve known for a long time, so we feel we can be really good.”
Rubio spent his summer playing with his new mates at The Master’s Academy, and also played with Game Speed’s 17U grassroots program.
“I basically had free range to play how I like to play with Game Speed,” said Rubio. “I was playing the point guard position and was given the green light to shoot whenever. And as the season progressed my defense got a lot better.”
The 6-foot point guard described his strengths, and style of play to PHF.
“I like shooting it, it’s always been a strength of mine, and it’s gotten me to where I am now. I’m really working on being able to create my own shot off the dribble right now,” he said.
“I definitely need to continue to work on defense, if I want to play at that next level I’m going to have to guard some pretty elite point guards. So that’s something I’ve been working on, and that’s something I’ll get an opportunity to prove my senior year.”
Rubio mentioned Gardner-Webb, American University, Liberty, and Mercy as some Division I schools showing some interest in him. Rollins College is a Division II school after him the most right now, and he also mentioned NAIA Warner University was talking with him.
“The closest to any offer I would definitely say Liberty University,” said Rubio. “As well as American University, I’ve been talking to their coach a lot as well.”