Tucson's Amphitheater High School's 6-foot-3 talented senior guard prospect Jackson Ruai is one of the state's most athletically gifted talents in the 2019 class, and is coming off a strong showing for himself this summer. After an MVP performance in this summer's Southwest All-American Camp, and a superb performance during the NCAA's evaluation period, Ruai is preparing himself for a college commitment this fall.
Late last week, Ruai decided to narrow his list of college suitors to (3) schools. After receiving offers from Nevada, Grand Canyon, UC-Davis, Utah Valley, Houston Baptist, Portland State and NAU, Ruai has now trimmed his list of schools he is considering to UC-Davis, Portland State and Utah Valley.
Ruai will make his college decision now between these three schools this fall, and will schedule official recruiting visits to each program. It is currently unclear as to which direction Ruai is leaning, but either of these (3) programs will be absolutely getting a steal in Ruai - an electric guard prospect with a long, rangy body and excellent quickness and athleticism. Ruai is a tremendous talent for his size, and is a very nice sleeper prospect that will only continue to improve a great deal as a player with natural maturity and a strength regimen. Ruai also has excellent versatility as a player, and is capable of playing both guard positions on the floor, although he is at his best as a scorer from the off-guard position.
I will continue to follow his college recruitment closely, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Ruai is an electric guard prospect with a long, rangy body and excellent quickness and athleticism. He plays much bigger than his size suggests as a result of his length and bounciness off the floor. He is a good shooter of the basketball with range on his shot, and can create his own shot effectively off the dribble. He is an excellent finisher in traffic and in the open floor, an area of his game which will really develop over time as he matures physically. He is an excellent defender with good court anticipation and is able to play passing lanes effectively for steals and transition baskets. He has the ability to become a lock-defender over time. He also is capable of playing both guard positions on the floor, although he is at his best as a scorer from the off-guard position. He does like to have the basketball in his hands and make plays for his team. While he should grow still a great deal over the next two years, he should be able to play both backcourt positions over time. A very good sleeper prospect.