Matt Rafferty has secured himself as a Division I prospect and gives Hinsdale Central a chance to repeat its West Suburban Silver basketball championship, according to Joe Goddard on High School Cube News.
Hinsdale Central’s bid to repeat its West Suburban Silver basketball championship for the first time since 1996-97 seems possible, with 6-foot-6 junior Matt Rafferty solidifying himself as a Division I college prospect and Nazareth transfer George Kiernan poised to join the Red Devils when he rounds into playing shape after aggravating a knee problem in summer programs.
“I’m looking forward to being a tag team with Matt,” said Kiernan, who is limited to shooting and running, but is not ready to scrimmage or participate in Red Devil contact drills in practice. “I’m learning a lot about myself to help the guys when it’s time. They have great talent and are having so much fun.”
Kiernan knows Central players from having attended Hinsdale Middle School before going to Nazareth.
“I’m really proud of my family,” he said of sports-oriented parents Mark and Kathryn Kiernan and sister MaryClaire Kiernan, who got other Central students interested in starting a sailing club team a few years ago.
Rafferty has drawn early basketball interest from Ivy League colleges as well as Illinois-Chicago and Loyola. ...Rafferty earned Most Valuable Player honors in Hinsdale Central’s Thanksgiving Tournament to start this season, averaging more than 13 points and five assists a game.