Blair enjoys Tempe visit

Whether it was the basketball facilities or style of play, there were plenty of aspects which grabbed the attention of 2015 Las Vegas Bishop Gorman's guard Nick Blair who unofficially visited Arizona State today.

"I loved my visit," Blair said. "I got to tour the campus and checking everything out that was basketball related and also not basketball related. Besides the coaches and the players, I also got to meet a lot of people in the administration. I really liked how the practice facility, the weight room and the study hall are all connected. That impressed me the most.

"I got to talk to Savion Goodman who told me that he likes it here a lot. He told me that the coaches are great, and they are hard on you because they want to make you a better basketball player and prepare you for the season."

The 6-5 200-pound Nick Blair said that he considers himself a combo guard with a skill set that would fit into Arizona State's philosophy.

"I like how they are always in attack mode," Blair described. "Right after they get the rebound they look to get the ball up the floor and get a quick score in transition, but they can also get into a set offense if they need to.

"Coaches said that I'm someone that brings a little bit of everything to the table. I bring athleticism, shooting and ball handling. I need to add a few pounds to get a little stronger, and I want to add more flexibility. I can also tighten up everything about my game."

To date, Blair has offers from Kansas State, Tulsa, UC Irvine and UTEP among others. The guard who plays for AAU club Belmont Shores, hopes that a strong July tournament circuit will increase the recruiting attention from some Pac-12 schools.

"Arizona State and Colorado said that they will look at me in July and I could get an offer from them," Blair stated. "Oregon State and Utah are some other schools I could get an offer from too. I'm waiting to see what offers I'm going to get in the summer and then plan my official visits and make a decision in August or September.

"I want to go a school that is close to home, has good academics, and a place that I get along well with the coaches."

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