There were plenty of impressive performances at the adidas Gauntlet this past weekend in Atlanta, but arguably the top overall performer of the event was MBA Hoops 2017 guard Nick Weatherspoon.
Which was a stark contrast from his first weekend of April. Although Weatherspoon put up big point totals during the first evaluation period, he struggled from the field, as he was just 30-for-83 overall and 3-for-15 from three, and turned the ball over 21 times in four games.
Fast forward to the Atlanta Gauntlet event this past weekend and Weatherspoon looked like one of the best point guard prospects in the country. http://www.scout.com/player/201815-nick-weatherspoon Weatherspoon was efficient from the field, shooting 40-for-74 overall and 11-for-22 from three in a four game stretch. The 6-foot-2 guard used his quickness and impressive handle to create space for shot opportunities from distance. He was aggressive driving the ball and finished well around the basket with floaters and adjusting finishes.
Not only was Weatherspoon efficient from a shooting standpoint, but also he effectively ran his team. Weatherspoon showed good vision and found ways to get his teammates shots. Through four games, he tossed out 19 assists and turned the ball over just seven times.
With Weatherspoon’s scoring outbursts of 22, 24, 32 and 25 at the Suwanee Sports Academy, the Camden (Miss.) Velma Jackson standout moved to No. 1 on the adidas Gauntlet scoring list with 25.8 points a game.
Coaches certainly took notice of Weatherspoon’s play, as he played in front of large crowds all weekend.
Among the head coaches that watched Weatherspoon, whose brother plays at Mississippi State, were Steve Prohm, Mark Gottfriend, Tom Crean, Ben Howland, Andy Kennedy, Roy Williams and a host of others.
Weatherspoon told Scout that he’s hearing a lot from Mississippi State, Iowa State, NC State, Indiana and Ohio State. North Carolina called him for the first time this week and Louisville offered him a scholarship Sunday night.