Nick Weatherspoon was one of the clear stars at the adidas Gauntlet Finale

SPARTANBURG, SC - As expected Nick Weatherspoon was a star on Friday. The Mississippi native shined as one of the best players at the adidas Gauntlet Finale.

One of the best floor generals all spring long was Nick Weatherspoon, and the Mississippi native hasn’t slow down at all once the calendar flipped to July. On Friday he was again tremendous in leading his team to a win.

“It has been going real well,” said Weatherspoon of July. “I started slow on the first night, but I have gotten it going and I am starting to play better.”

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A large group of coaches is following Weatherspoon’s every move.

About that he said, “I have seen Kentucky, Ohio State, Mississippi State, Iowa State, North Carolina, Georgetown, and NC State. They all told me they would be watching.”

Mississippi State is where his brother recently completed his freshman season, and Weatherspoon was impressed with what Ben Howland and his staff did to help him.

“My brother tells me that they have really made him better,” noted Weatherspoon of Mississippi State. “I saw him in high school and played with him, and I have seen how he developed as a freshman with his shot.”

He continued, “Also having a chance to play with my hometown team would be great. I have been around the coaches a lot, and we have a good relationship.”

Ohio State is where a member of MBA Select, LaQuinton Ross played, but it is another former Buckeye that has Weatherspoon’s attention and is why he’s interested in the Big Ten program.

“I like how they let D’Angelo Russell play his game and how their system allows guards to take shots and have freedom,” said Weatherspoon. “I also like how they develop their players.”

When it comes to Iowa State, it is their style of offense that has piqued Weatherspoon’s interest.

“They have a system offense, and it looks like what I run in high school with their sets, so I like them a lot,” said Weatherspoon of the Cyclones.

At this point Kentucky is new into the mix, but Weatherspoon says he already knows a lot about the program.

“I know what the program is about,” noted Weatherspoon. “They don’t have to tell me much because I know about them and it is good to have them watching me.”

Look for Weatherspoon to make official visits in August before coming to a college decision.


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