Rios commits to Post
Malden Catholic High School graduate and Bradford Christian Academy post-graduate forward Cristian Rios announced his verbal commitment to Post University, a division II school in Connecticut this past week.
Rios, who spent time with both Mass Rivals and Middlesex Magic over the course of his grassroots career, was a key cog in Malden Catholic winning the Catholic Conference Tournament championship last year. He also was named to the Catholic Conference All-Star team in 2020 and 2021.
Rios has adjusted well to the prep level since starting at Bradford Christian Academy this fall, becoming an important part of a team that is 18-5 and just cracked the national top 15 rankings for the first time in program history.
“Cristian will be a great addition to Post,” Bradford Christian head coach Vin Pastore said. “He brings physicality and toughness around the rim, but then has the ability to step away and knock down the three-ball on a consistent basis."
Rios becomes the third Bradford Christian product to commit to Post head coach Marc Kuntz in recent years following Isaiah Holmes and Abdul-Basit Ajia, who are both currently seniors.