American Goes 3-For-3

American University had itself a productive third weekend of September. Jeff Jones and crew brought three prospects onto campus and scored a trio of commitments.

"It just hit me perfectly," Jordan Nichols said days after committing to American.

Apparently, two other guys had the same feeling. Derrick Mercer, a 5-foot-9 point man from the famed St. Anthony's program out of New Jersey wasted little time and picked American. Mercer by all accounts is a solid mid-major prospect.

Gary Garris, a 6-foot-5 wing out of the Hun School, also in Jersey, committed Wednesday night. Injured as a senior, Garris went to Beard High in Morristown. Last season a shoulder injury held him back.

The third commitment also comes from a nationally renowned program. Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha combo forward Jordan Nichols is excited to become a part of American basketball lore.

"I'm really excited, I can't wait," the 6-foot-5 Nichols said. "They're going in the right direction. They've been to the last three championships in the league. I know they have a great coaching staff."

Nichols got fired up when he figured out just how much work American had done in him in regards to getting familiar with his game. "From what they've told me they know exactly the kind of player that I am and they know how to use me."

Three in one weekend. Score a big win for American!


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