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Basketball: Things beginning to heat up for Rancho Verde's Snaer

September 8, 2008 |  8:30 am

When it comes to hoops, there's no better time to make a name for yourself than during the spring and summer evaluation periods. And Michael Snaer is a good example of a Southland kid who took advantage of the opportunity in front of him over the past couple months and became a hot commodity in the process.

Most Division I scouts are enamored with the 6-foot-4 senior shooting guard from Rancho Verde. In fact, Snaer went from a middle-of-the-road recruit to one of the most sought-after prospects in the nation, right up there with Southern California counterparts Jordan Hamilton, Renardo Sidney and Tyler Honeycutt.

And with more than 10 scholarships on the table, it appears as if Snaer is ready to begin narrowing down his list of potential suitors. He took his first official visit over the weekend, according to, making the trip out to Missouri to see what Coach Mike Anderson and the Tigers had to offer. 

About a month ago, reports circulated on the Internet about an oral commitment to Florida State. He denied the rumors, but apparently, will be checking out Tallahassee on Friday. Beyond that, a trip to Marquette looms in two weeks for Snaer, who put in the hard work when he needed to and is now reaping the benefits.

-- Sean Ceglinsky