Britt establishes himself at camps

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Last week Britt was dominant against players in his age group. Just a week later he took his game to a new level against upperclassmen.

Nate Britt was already recognized as a top 20 prospect in the 2013 class.

But what the Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga standout has been able to accomplish over the past two weeks has surpassed expectations.

His strong play began at the Nike Elite 100, but it certainly didn't stop there. Britt took advantage of an invite to the NBA Players Association camp and more than held his own against the top lead guards in the 2012 class.

"It's been a little more competition here because it's a little older guys," he said comparing the two camps. "But we had the best of the best at the Nike camp from the class of 2013. I think I did pretty well there and I'm doing pretty well here."

"I think it's been a great camp," he said of the NBA camp. "I like how everyone is here. It's the best of the best from all around the nation. It's been great to play with different people that you see on the circuit."

Britt finished the camp second in scoring at 16.7 points per game with his best outing being a 30-point outburst. While point totals were nice, Britt said he was more worried about winning.

"I was striving for a win," Britt said. "That was my main goal. So I really wanted to pick up my games. We ended up getting a few wins."

Since his high school career began many have questioned Britt's ability to knock down jump shots. But the 6-foot-1 lead guard began spending hours in the gym and has turned what was a weakness to a strength.

"That's the biggest part of my game that I want to improve on," Britt said. "That's what I've been trying to work on during games and I've had some success with that."

"I definitely feel like that's been my biggest weakness lately and what I've been trying to work on the most."

College coaches could begin calling 2013 prospects last Wednesday and Britt said he received over 20 calls from coaches, including calls from Mark Turgeon, John Thompson, Seth Greenberg and Jay Wright.

"I'm being recruiting by a lot of schools in the ACC and Big East and a couple out west," Britt said. "After this summer and July that's when I want to start to narrow it down and decide where I want to go."

"The hardest right now is Villanova, Georgetown and Virginia," Britt said when asked who was recruiting him.

Britt went on to mention interest from Texas, Pittsburgh, UCLA, Arizona, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Duke and North Carolina as well.

He's already taken unofficial visits to Villanova, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Duke and is hoping to take a few more trips in the near future.

"I would like to visit Texas," Britt said. "They are recruiting me. Arizona, I'd like to go out there sometime. UCLA and Pittsburgh, I haven't visited those yet either."

Britt, a four-star prospect, is currently ranked the No. 1 point guard in the 2013 class and No. 17 overall.

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