Nader now open in process

At one time he was a commitment to New Mexico, but now Abdel Nader is taking a long look at which school he will go to as a member of the 2012 class.

For a long time it looked like Abdel Nader would head to New Mexico as a member of the 2011 class. That however has changed. Nader is now going to prep school, opened up his recruitment, and will be a member of the 2012 class. With that he is once again looking at potential schools.

At every bit of 6-foot-6, Nader is a big wing with an ability to really shoot the ball. He has a pure stroke from the outside, and also this spring has shown an improved ability to get to the rim off the dribble.

"I have been working out a lot and I think my game is getting better," said Nader of his spring performances. "I think I am playing really well this spring."

Since deciding to attend prep school and go with the class of 2012, Nader says he has focused on a few different areas of his game.

"The main thing I try to work on is my ball handling and my defense," said Nader. "My shot has been good, so I am focused mostly on those two areas."

Nader had a huge high school season for Skokie (IL) Niles North High School. That coupled with his de-commitment has led to a lot of recruiting interest.

According to high school assistant coach Sid White, Nader is hearing from USC, Marquette, Illinois, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, Northern Illinois, Baylor, and Iowa.

At this point Nader says that at the moment he isn't real focused on trying to figure out which school he is going to go to, but he does know what factors will be important to him when the time comes.

"I am looking for a school that will let me have the ball in my hands and let me get up and down the court," said Nader.

For now Nader is focused on getting better, and he feels that his year at prep school will really help out his game.

"I think it can do me a lot of good," Nader explained. "I will get bigger and stronger and I know it is going to help my skill level. Also I will be able to play against the best competition."

In the most recent rankings Nader was bumped up to four-star status and became the No. 72 prospect in the country.


Scout Hoops Top Stories