Scout's 63rd ranked 2017 prospect, Nowell is a big pickup for Lorenzo Romar and staff, who continue to roll in recruiting.
What kind of player is Washington getting in Nowell?
A wing with ideal size and length for the position who has made improvements athletically, Nowell is an impressive young prospect and very much fits the profile of the born scorer you often see from perimeter players in the Northwest.
Due to Nowell's physical tools and motor he specializes in transition, both getting to the basket and creating for teammates. Even though his best value is what he brings as a scorer, he does have good vision and can create for others.
He's improved as a shooter throughout his high school career and has become an elite scorer from midrange, although he has work to do as a perimeter shooter still.
Nowell can get to the basket in transition and while he's improved attacking in the halfcourt, it's an area for him to keep progressing at. He's become better jumping off one leg but it's still an area for him to work at. He's lethal off the bounce and can hit floaters with both hands.
Nowell is on the very young side of the class, is continuously improving and is someone who can be counted on to score a lot of points at the next level.
The four-star prospect is Scout's 13th ranked shooting guard nationally. He's Washington's first commitment of the 2017 class.