Nickels Drawing Interest from Georgia Tech

Bryce Nickels stock continues to rise as his AAU season unfolds. In July, his Florida Select team will participate in the Nationals either in Orlando or Atlanta. We talked to Bryce about his play and the his recruitment.

At 6' 8", Bryce plays both center and power forward. Nickels feels that power forward is a better spot for his skills. "I have a nice outside shot and at the four, I can use the space to get some outside shots."

Nickels game excels more on the defensive end of the court moreso than on the offensive end. "It is the part of the game that I enjoy playing." Bryce averaged 3.5 blocks and 7.7 rebounds per game this year. "I take pride in playing defense; I love it." Nickels finished as the leader in blocks in the 7A classification in Florida.

A new school is starting to take a look at Nickels. Georgia Tech has been in touch with Bryce and his mom. "They want me to come for a visit so I can see first hand what Georgia Tech has to offer." Tech likes what they see from Bryce's defense and his intensity on the court. They like Bryce at power forward. "I will get up there for a visit this summer."

Nickles is beginning to hear from more schools as the AAU season progresses. "I have several offers out there from schools like George Mason, Navy, Colgate, and a few others."

Look for Bryce to wait until the late signing period to make his decision. "I want to get all the offers I can as well as getting to know each school as best I can."

Bryce will be looking for a school that has the coaching that will prepare him for a shot at any of the pro leagues. "I want a coaching staff that will push and teach me to be the best player I can be." Looking for a school that can provide him with a good education is also important. "It isn't often that you get your education free and I want to make sure I get a good one."


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