2011 Nader Puts Together Big Season

Abdel Nader began getting college attention after playing with Full Package over the summer. After fighting through a wrist injury, he's managed a big junior season and college coaches have taken notice.

Abdel Nader wasn't a well-known prospect coming into his junior season.

Sure there were a handful of college programs showing interest, but Nader, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound wing, has exceeded expectations during his junior season and interest in him has increased.

"It started off a little bad because I just got off a wrist injury, but now I'm starting to get everything together," Nader, who sat out his teams first five games due to a broke bone in his wrist, said.

Since returning to the floor Nader, who is averaging 22 points and just over seven rebounds a game, has helped Skokie (Ill.) Niles North improve on last years 2-23 record. The Vikings are more than midway through the season and sit at 10-11.

"I can do everything," Nader said when describing his game. "…I also am a pretty good rebounder offensively and defensively. I can take a rebound coast-to-coast and I can play a variety of positions."

Thus far Nader has picked up a pair of scholarship offers, while schools from mid and high major programs are keeping tabs on the long, wiry prospect.

"It's going good I'm being recruited by a lot of schools," he said. "Illinois is recruiting me a lot right now. Baylor has offered me. USC is recruiting me. Wyoming offered me. I'm being recruited by Bradley, Illinois State, Michigan, Iowa and Northern Iowa."

Nader, who has yet to take an unofficial visit, said the local school – Illinois – just jumped into the mix last week when they showed up for "a couple of practices."

As he gains more attention, Nader is starting to think about the recruiting process a little more. But that doesn't mean he'll make a decision soon.

"I'm starting to jump into it a little more," Nader told Scout.com. "I'm not sure yet. I might make a decision in the spring or I might wait until sometime next year."

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