Butler transfer made his Duquesne debut in 2015-16 ... attended the same prep school (Worcester Academy) as former Duquesne 1,500-point scorers Bill Clark (2008-11) and Aaron Jackson (2006-09).
As a Sophomore (2015-16)
Played in 17 games off the bench after sitting out the 2014-15 season following his transfer from Butler ... averaged 2.6 points and 0.6 rebounds in 7.6 minutes per game ... had not played since January 14, 2014 prior to taking the floor for DU's season opener vs. Seton Hill (a span of 667 days between college games) ... scored nine points in a season-high 16 minutes vs. New Orleans ... got to the foul line a team high seven times against the Privateers ... played in six A-10 regular season games ... scored six points in two minutes on a pair of 3-pointers in the regular season meeting with La Salle ... saw action in one of DU's final 13 games.
As a Freshman at Butler (2013-14)
Played in 12 games - all of the bench - before leaving the team in early February ... averaged 3.3 points and 0.6 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game ... scored a season-high 12 points (2-of-3 from 3-point) in a 100-41 win over Division III Manchester ... had 10 points in a season-high 19 minutes vs. NJIT ... played in four Big East games, logging double-digit minutes at Xavier, vs. DePaul and in his final game on Jan. 14 at Creighton.
Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass. (head coach Jamie Sullivan) ... attended the same prep school as Duquesne 1,000-point scorers Bill Clark (2008-11) and Aaron Jackson (2006-09) ... was the first Worcester Academy player to be named Gatorade Massachusetts Boys Basketball Player of the Year following his junior season in 2011-12 ... was a first team New England Prep School Athletic Council All-Conference player at Beaver Country Day school as a sophomore and at Worcester Academy as a junior and senior ... averaged 19.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in his final season at Worcester ... helped the Hilltoppers to a 21-6 record in 2012-13 ... averaged 23.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game in leading the Hilltoppers to the NEPSAC Class AA Tournament quarterfinals as a junior ... was MVP of the BCD Holiday Hoops Tournament ... scored 20 or more 16 times and shot 41.7 percent (43-of-103) from the 3-point arc as a junior ... had a streak of seven consecutive games with 28 or more points that season ... posted a career-high 42 points against New Hope Academy at the National Prep School Invitational as a junior ... grabbed a career-best nine rebounds vs. Brewster Academy as a senior ... also posted a career-high 10 assists vs. St. John's Military Academy in his final season ... had four games with seven or more assists as a senior ... pulled down six or more rebounds seven times as a junior and senior ... scored over 1,000 points in two seasons at Beaver Country Day ... began his high school career at Milton (Mass.) High School where he helped his team to the MIAA Division II championship before reclassifying when he transferred to BCD.
Was a consensus 3-star recruit ... was named to the all-tournament team of the Pittsburgh Pro-Am Summer League in July of 2014 after helping lead his team to the championship game ... scored an all-time league record 56 points (21-of-33, including 7-of-15 from 3-point) in the title game loss to a team featuring Pitt players James Robinson and Michael Young along with former DU teammates Micah Mason and L.G. Gill ... was named league co-MVP in 2016 after leading his team, which included teammate Kale Abrahamson, to a championship game win ... Castro, who averaged 31.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in six games, scored a game-high 34 in the title game ... the Pro-Am, which was active from 2007-14 before taking a hiatus in 2015, features players from area schools including Pitt and Robert Morris as well as other former college players with local ties who are currently playing collegiately or professionally overseas ... ranked as the No. 6 prospect in New England and top player in Massachusetts by New England Recruiting Report in the class of 2013 ... was given a 73 grade by ESPN.com (3 stars) ... originally chose Butler after making official recruiting visits to Duquesne and George Washington ... committed to BU prior to head coach Brad Stevens accepting the head coach position with the Boston Celtics ... played AAU ball for the Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) ... full name is Rene David Castro Caneddy ... integrated marketing communication major with a minor in sociology ... date of birth: 1/7/94.
Castro Stats at Butler
YEAR G/GS MIN/AVG FG-AT PCT 3M-AT PCT FT-AT PCT O/D REB PF-DQ A TO BK S PTS-AVG
2014* 12/0 105/8.8 15-32 .469 3-9 .333 7-13 .538 2/5 7-0.6 7-0 4 4 0 5 40-3.3
* - at Butler
High Games Entering 2016-17
Points - 12 vs. Manchester (Fr.)
Rebounds - 4 vs. Seton Hill (So.)
Assists - 3 vs. Mississippi Valley State (So.)
Steals - 1 (seven times) vs. La Salle (So.) last
Blocks - 0
3-Pointers - 2 vs. Manchester (Fr.) & vs. La Salle (So.)
Minutes - 20 vs. Mississippi Valley State (So.)