Recruiting Report: Rhett Darland (2018)
October 7, 2015 PHI’s 46th-ranked 2018, Rhett Darland still has a ways to go with his recruitment process, but has already seen some interested colleges come his way. The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard has initial interest from area NAIA and Division…
October 7, 2015
PHI’s 46th-ranked 2018, Rhett Darland still has a ways to go with his recruitment process, but has already seen some interested colleges come his way.
The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard has initial interest from area NAIA and Division III schools, and has received a questionnaire from one Midwest Division I program.
“So far I’ve gotten a letter from Luther, I’ve gotten a letter and a questionnaire from Briar Cliff, and I’ve received a questionnaire from Western Illinois. And then I received emails from Grand View, and a couple from Central during the summer and I went to their elite camp,” said Darland, who says his recruitment is a top priority for him.
“My recruitment is really important to me and that’s my main goal is to play college basketball, it doesn’t really matter what level it’s at. I just need to get my name out there and get my name out to as many colleges as I can so I have the best chance to play college ball.”
This offseason the Clarion-Goldfield product played with the Iowa Wolves in the spring, before ending his summer with Kingdom Hoops.
“I think what I did best was just being a pure scorer. If we ever needed a bucket we just went to me pretty much. Where I improved most was with my defense, and then my mid-range pull-up jumper,” said Darland, who characterized his game to PHI.
“I’m pretty much just a scorer, just getting a bucket anytime when needed. My best attribute is probably my outside shooting, that's the thing that’s carried me. And then once my the defender starts playing close up on me I can get by them, and either pull-up or take it all the way to the hoop and score that way. I feel like being versatile is a strong point for me.”
Last season as a freshman Darland excelled while playing with the JV and freshman squads. He could start varsity this season.
“Whether I’m starting or coming off the bench my job will be to go in there and score some points. We need a guy that’s going to be able to go get a bucket at any time of the game,” said Darland.
“My goal is to make my team a lot better and hopefully come away with a winning record. I’d like to potentially lead my team and even the conference in scoring, and just get better.”