Nairn has major interest

Three-star point guard Lourawls "Tum-Tum" Nairn is one of the most heavily recruited players at his position in the 2014 class.

Maybe the fastest point guard in the 2014 class is Lourawls Nairn. The Bel Aire (Kan.) Sunrise Christian floor general is having an outstanding junior season and is continuing to add offers according to high school coach Kyle Lindsted.

Better known as "Tum-Tum", Nairn has the ability to go baseline-to-baseline in a hurry, and has always been known as someone who can really push the pace. Now Lindsted said he is continuing to get better in all the other parts of the game.

"He has had a great year for us," said Lindsted. "I see a lot of maturity in him and he has more pieces to his game now. He just practices so hard every day and his approach to getting better is great. He is the kind of kid who if our gym is closed late at night and he can't get extra shots up, he will wake up at five in the morning and get 1,000 up on his own."

The one area that has always been an issue for Nairn is his jumper. A natural driver, Lindsted says he has worked very hard to become a better shooter, and feels people will see the dividends of all his hard work soon.

"That's been a challenge for Tum-Tum," said Lindsted of Nairn's outside shot. "If hard work makes a shooter, he's a shooter because he has definitely worked very, very hard. He just has a few things natural to him with his shot that we have had to take away, and any time you have to re-train your body it takes a lot of time and repetition. I think people will be surprised how well he shoots the ball this spring and summer."

Recruiting wise some of the best schools in the country have been coming by and keeping close tabs on Nairn.

"Kansas has offered, Oklahoma has been very involved, Arkansas, Iowa, and Kansas State," noted Lindsted.

Oklahoma has a connection to both Nairn and Lindsted from last year's team.

"They have Buddy Hield who is best friends with Tum-Tum and I am very, very close with Chris Crutchfield, and I also like Lon Kruger," said Lindsted explained. "I think (Kruger) is just a real good guy who does it the right way. I have nothing but good things to say about those guys."

Also the offer from Kansas was a big one for Nairn who has remained humble throughout the process.

"I think he was just pinching himself," said Lindsted of the KU offer. "He went around for a day or two saying how blessed he was to have an opportunity to play at that level if he so chose that. He is just a very humble kid and he was so grateful for that opportunity."

At this point Nairn is in no hurry to make a decision, and intends to see his options before coming to any kind of conclusion.


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