Schools keeping up with Ward
Class of 2016 four-star center Nick Ward continues to get major college interest. The Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln standout is one of the top low post scorers in the Midwest, and new schools keep entering the mix in his recruitment. The 6-foot-8 and 250 pound Ward can really score on the low block, and with Syracuse pledge Matthew Moyer next to him in the Lincoln frontcourt, big things are expected. “I want to win a state championship this year,” said Ward. “My goal individual goal is to be consistent every game and to also lead the league scoring and rebounds.” He continued, “I have been working hard to improve on my athleticism and my rebounding. I think I can improve in those two areas.” Recruiting wise numerous schools remain in close contact with Ward. “Michigan State, Purdue, Kansas State, Xavier, Butler, and Georgetown are talking to me,” said Ward. Recently Ward visited Michigan State for their midnight madness event. Ward has been to Michigan State numerous times, and again he came away impressed. “It was a great experience going up there,” said Ward of MSU. “The coaches are great and they are all in it for the right reason and to help the team win a national championship.” Another Big Ten school that has offered and is making Ward a priority is Purdue. “Purdue is a great program,” noted Ward of the Boilermakers. “It is very organized and they use their big guys a lot. It is just a great program.” While those two programs have offered, Ohio State has yet to do that. When asked where things stand with the Buckeyes, Ward said, “On and off they talk to me, but everything is up in the air. I don’t know if they plan to offer me or not.” Currently the No. 99 player in the 2016 class says he is in no hurry to make his college decision. “Right now I am taking my time. I don’t know when I will make a decision,” noted Ward.
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