Blair holds widespread interest

When Blair made his way to the Pangos Camp last weekend, he brought with him an opportunity to establish his name among some of the region's very best prospects.

And Nick Blair made the most of that moment. The 6-4 wing forward earned a spot in the event's top all-star game, using his strong frame and ability to get ahead in transition to notch solid production.

Blair definitely relies on his strength, but he also squares up nicely to knock down three-point jump shots. Along with that he's a pretty good athlete — he jumps particularly well with a running start — who may be able to guard either wing position in college.

His offer list reflects a growing reputation.

"I have offers from Arizona State, UTEP, Tulsa, San Franciso, UC-Irvine and Portland," Blair said.

He said Washington State, Oregon State and UCLA, among others, also have expressed at least preliminary interest heading toward July.

Competing for Belmont Shore on the travel circuit, Blair continues to sharpen his guard skills in advance of college.

"I'm trying to work on my ballhandling and keep working on my jump shot," Blair said. "The other schools (that haven't offered) just want to see more development.

"I started out as a three and a slasher, but at my size I want to be a two," he said.

Blair added that he'd like to commit by October in time for the fall signing period and in order to focus on his senior season.

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