Nader Ends It Prior To Spring

New Mexico score a good one Wednesday night. Steve Alford and his staff picked up Abdel Nader.

Abdel Nader, of Skokie (Ill.) Niles North, ended his recruitment just when it was getting started.

The 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward confirmed via text message that he gave Steve Alford a verbal pledge. "Yeah I [committed]."

A number of schools had shown interest including, Baylor, USC, Wyoming, Bradley, Illinois State, Michigan, Iowa and Northern Iowa.

"I think its the good fit and I like the coaches and the style of play," Nader told

Nader is running with the Illinois Flash on the AAU circuit.

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