You might recognize the name Xavier Rathan-Mayes from his high school days up in Canada, when he ran with CIA Bounce and was best friends with Tyler Ennis and Andrew Wiggins. It’s taken X a little more time to get rolling, since he had to sit out last year to due academic ineligibility issues. But last night he reminded us all why he was a Top-10 shooting guard recruit in his class. Against Miami on Wednesday, the Florida State freshman racked up 30 points in the last 4:39 of what ended up being an 81-77 loss. You read that correctly. Just watch:
Rathan-Mayes finished with 35 points on 10-19 shooting. At one point, he scored 26 straight for FSU, and scored or assisted on the ‘Noles final 38 points of the game.
If you want to learn more about Rathan-Mayes, check out this piece from VICE Sports from over the summer. Pretty cool stuff: