With both of its all-conference starting guards moving on this summer, the Central Florida men's basketball team faces a challenge in rebuilding a championship-caliber backcourt.
The signing of elite point guard prospect Rasham Suarez goes a long way toward accomplishing just that.
A 6-3, 180-pound playmaker once committed to Division I Georgia Southern, Suarez is a solidly-built distributing point guard who can penetrate and score when needed and keep defenses honest with a proficient 3-point stroke.
Suarez won a national championship as a sophomore with Findlay Prep before transferring to Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Ga., where he was a first-team all-Southside selection of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and a two-time Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year. He has also represented his native Puerto Rico in under-18 international competition.
The addition of Suarez to the Patriots' 2012-13 roster will help offset the departure of starting guards Hunter Williams and Christian Martinez, both of whom earned first-team All-Mid Florida Conference honors in guiding CF to a second straight MFC title and a state runner-up finish.