Versatile SF David Nickelberry putting name on map in 2017

David Nickelberry is a unique and versatile 2017 prospect who is sure to see his recruitment take a big jump forward in the coming months.

It typically doesn't take long into the high school basketball season before previously under the radar players begin to emerge as high major prospects and this year has been no exception.

David Nickelberry fits right into that annual trend, as the 6-foot-7, 200-pound small forward from Windermere (Fla.) Prep is a player who is sure to see his recruitment seriously expand over the coming months.

The 2017 prospect has terrific ball skills and vision for his size. He's ambidextrous, a capable shooter and an above average athlete. Nickelberry's versatility and skill set makes him one of the more unique prospects nationally in the class.

"I'm trying to transition into a point guard or a point forward type," Nickelberry said. "My ball handling has improved a lot over the years."

Nickelberry currently holds offers from Murray State, Miami, Memphis, George Mason, FIU and FGCU, with Ohio State, Texas, Florida and Florida State showing interest.

The junior says three schools are recruiting him the hardest.

"Murray State, Texas and FGCU," Nickelberry said.

Given that Nickelberry grew up a Longhorns fan, it could help Texas in this recruitment.

"I always loved Texas," he said. "I definitely like their coach; he's been calling me off and on."

Player development will play a big role in Nickelberry's ultimate decision.

"I'm looking for a program that can progress me over my four years of college and a program that can get me to the NBA," he said. "I also want a school with a great education."

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