In a state filled with talent like Massachusetts, the competition for the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state is vast and full of worth players. 2013 point guard
was the clear winner though, and as an underclassmen he will return to Worcester Academy for his senior season to defend his throne.
The 6-foot-2 floor general climbed the charts as his stock rose game after game during an electrifying junior season.
Castro has the ability to score in a variety of ways and be a true point guard by getting his teammates involved on all cylinders. He fairs well in the open court and in transition. Castro works well together with his AAU teammate, Jaylen Brantley
, another fellow point guard from BABC. His Basketball IQ is strong and his speed gets him past his defenders to make plays or simply score. Before he heads to college, Castro must improve on his defense and must be more consistent on that end. His athletic ability isn't up there with most guards, and he will not be the flashiest guard in the world, but Castro gets the job done on the court and makes his teammates better.
With a dozen current offers, Castro is not focused on his recruitment at the moment.
Seton Hall, St. Bonaventure, Pittsburgh, Duquesne, Towson, Delaware, Northeastern, George Washington, UMass, Rhode Island, Boston and Wofford have all offered the 2013 guard. He also has interest from South Carolina and is yet to take any unofficial visits.
While he has not dipped into his recruitment much, the BABC talent realizes that George Washington is recruiting him the hardest and likes his relationship with head coach Mike Lonergan.
As a few more schools could potentially offer this summer after the Nike Peach Jam in July, Castro will eventually take visits and narrow down his list with a possible commitment in the fall. Whether or not that happens, his stock will continue to rise as he is one of the best in the class of 2013.