Mike Rosario can only hope that his performance at the Rutgers Athletic Center can be duplicated at several different gyms as St. Anthony makes a run for a state title in coming weeks.
The building's permanent occupant would probably be satisfied to see the 6-3 senior guard bottle the magic exclusively for the RAC confines.
Rosario, bound for Rutgers next fall, erupted for a season-high 32 points with remarkable ease to help undefeated St. Anthony, No. 1 in The Star-Ledger Top 20 and also top-ranked nationally by USA Today, to a 71-33 romp over John Carroll of Maryland last night at the Prime Time Shootout in Piscataway.
``It was comfortable being here,'' Rosario said one day after being named to the McDonald's All-America team. He barely seemed to cheap jordan shoes have to break a sweat for his points, cheap air jordan shoes finishing 12-of-16 from the floor, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range, in full view of Rutgers head coach Fred Hill.
``I've been here in the summer to work out. I feel great,'' Rosario said. ``I was used to the rims.''
Clearly, John Carroll was not used to seeing a team with St. Anthony's overall quickness and its capacity to use that speed and agility to its benefit at the defensive end. This group, surely one of of the better in coach Bob Hurley's 36 seasons, forced 22 turnovers in the first three quarters alone. John Carroll had entered with a five-game winning streak, during which time it averaged 64.4 points.
Last night, it was two points shy of being outscored by Rosario, who likely would have passed Carroll had he played at all in the fourth jordan retro 4 quarter.
He did plenty of damage in his limited time, striking for 24 points to push St. Anthony to a 50-16 halfime lead. St. Anthony had forced 14 turnovers and knocked down 19 of 28 shots from the floor in the half.
No one else scored in double figures for St. Anthony, though anyone who took the floor made important contributions. And it played without its best big man, 6-6 junior Dominic Cheek, who missed his second straight game due to illness.
Jiovanny Fontan and Tyshawn Taylor each scored eight points and made four steals and Travon Woodall played his cutomary briliant defense from off the bench. Together, they made St. Anthony look well oiled for a run next month at a 25th NJSIAA Non-Public B title and 10th Tournament of Champions crown.