With so much uncertainty surrounding the country; talking about high school basketball brings a level of peace and calmness to my mind. Having the summer taken away from so many high school players, it is extremely important for players to find ways to engage themselves with college coaches from around the country.
We have seen some Top 50 prospects announce where they will be playing next year doing the 2020-21 high school season. I have made it a point to continue; to survey the landscape of high school basketball. The more inform I am; the better reading content, I will have for my readers.
Let’s take a look at 2021 6’3” point guard Nolan Hickman of Wasatch Academy, (UT). Mr Hickman played for Eastside Catholic (WA) last season where he average 17.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2 steals pre game. Nolan is definitely a player that will come in an impact on many levels.
The backcourt of Nolan & 2022 4 star Richard “Pop Pop” Isaac should be one of the best in the country. Nolan is an athletic lead guard that has the ability to attack in transition. He is extremely crafty with his ball skills; and his court vision is above average. Nolan ability to penetrate and dish in traffic; creates problems for any team at the high school level.
This young man doesn’t lack confidence at all. He consistently delivers results at all three levels. Nolan shows flashes of being an effective shot maker. He has a decent mid-range jumper; he can step outside beyond the arc and knock down shots.
When I had an opportunity to look at film on Nolan; what stood out the most was his ability to defend at a high level. That has truly become a loss art among players on all levels. Nolan has all the tools to be a complete point guard.
At the current moment 24/7 sports, has Nolan rank 30th Nationally and the number 1 player in Utah. He is being recruit by Oklahoma, Arizona, Kansas, UCLA, and Washington just to name a few.