Seattle's Nowell holds two offers

Two schools have offered scholarships to 2017 scorer Jaylen Nowell, with others showing interest. The talented wing updates his recruitment.

Seattle Garfield is home to one of the top scorers in the 2017 class in shooting guard Jaylen Nowell.

The 6-foot-4, 170-pound aggressive wing is lethal from midrange but also can get to the basket.

Nowell is aware of what he does well but also has a key area of his game that he wants to get better at.

“I score a lot,” Nowell said. “I have a good midrange game. I’m trying to work on my defense. I need to take it more seriously; even more than offense. I’m still inconsistent but I’m going to get better at it.”

Washington and Seattle have both extended Nowell offers, while he said he’s receiving interest from Arizona, Oregon State and Oregon.

Picking up the offer from Washington was a big deal for Nowell.

“I’m really happy,” he said. “Not a lot of people get that. I know a lot about Washington.

“I talk to coach Chill (Raphael Chillious) and (Lorenzo) Romar all the time. They’ve been there from day one. I ask a lot of questions. I want to be a sports medicine major and Washington has that.”

Finding a place with that specific major will be one of multiple factors in Nowell’s recruitment.

“I’m trying to choose a college that’s right for me,” he said. “Sports medicine major is important to me and so is a school that will help me build towards the next level. I want to keep growing as a player.”

Nowell still likely has a bit to go before he makes a decision.

“I’m planning on deciding during my senior year,” he said.


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