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Top shooter talks Tide

Canada native Rathan-Mayes wants to play at the point and shooting guard

Updated: June 8, 2012, 11:41 AM ET
By Greg Ostendorf | TideNation
With the signing of Devonta Pollard, Anthony Grant continues to put the University of Alabama on the map in recruiting, and he's after another ESPN 100 prospect in 2013, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, a combo guard who's considered one of the best 3-point shooters in the class.

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Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio SportsXavier Rathan-Mayes is interested in playing some point guard at the next level.
The Canada native already has more than 30 scholarship offers from some of the top programs in the country, but he likes the Crimson Tide because of their style of play and the coaching staff.

"I just like the way they play, their up-and-down style, a lot of ball screens and stuff like that," Rathan-Mayes said. "I'm trying to develop a good relationship with Coach (John) Brannen and the coaching staff down there. It's definitely looking like a positive.

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