Under the Radar Guard Visits DePaul

Lyons Township guard Nick Zeisloft finished the summer strong and many college coaches took note of the sharpshooter's performance. Learn more about this under-the-radar class of 2011 guard in this report…

In the last two months, Nick Zeisloft went from a low-major Division I / Division II prospect to one that was noticed by mid-major and high-major coaches towards the end of the July Evaluation period.

The 6-4 guard displayed his shooting prowess while on the floor for the Full Package team on the AAU circuit this summer.

Illinois State coach Tim Jankovich was one who noticed. The Redbirds' coach offered Zeisloft a scholarship for next season.

While ISU is the only school to offer a scholarship, Zeisloft is attracting plenty of interest from colleges such as Bradley, DePaul, Eastern Kentucky, and Iowa. He's taken unofficial visits to Bradley, DePaul, Illinois State, and Iowa and plans on attending Indiana's elite camp this weekend.

Zeisloft caught DePaul coach Oliver Purnell's eye at the End of Season Showdown tournament in Merrillville at the end of July. He then followed that up with a visit to DePaul's Lincoln Park campus this weekend.

"I liked it," said Nick. "It's a nice school with nice facilities. I liked the coaches. I liked it a lot. It was a good visit. I'm glad I went."

During the visit, Purnell and his staff demonstrated to Zeisloft how he could fit into the uptempo system that he plans to implement at DePaul. They likened Zeisloft to Terrence Oglesby who played for Purnell at Clemson for two years and is now playing overseas.

"They showed me all the stuff they did when they were at Clemson and showed me some of the things that Oglesby did when he was at Clemson," Zeisloft said.

As a junior, Zeisloft led Lyons Township to a remarkable 26-2 record last season and return enough players to where they will make another good run this year.

Always the sharpshooter, Nick shot with 41% accuracy from beyond the arc for the Lions last year.

Overall, Zeisoft had a good visit at DePaul and is someone who college coaches continue to keep a close watch on.

"I'm glad I went down," said Nick. "Big East basketball, that's the best."


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