2015 Prentiss Nixon Future Superstar?

The next possible phenom in Illinois basketball was discovered at the Fab Frosh Camp in Atlanta. His name is Prentiss Nixon, and he has big-time game. Nixon will be attending Bolingbrook High School and is going to be bringing his exciting game to Raider Nation.

Nixon is a shooting guard who is lights out from three point range. His game is reminiscent of a young Bradley Beal, who will be attending Florida next season. He hits shots off the bounce, catch and shoot, as well as off screens. His stroke is pure and mechanically sound. Nixon can also attack his man hard off the dribble and score.

He really broke out at the Fab Frosh Camp in front of several scouts. The experience was a great one for him.

"It went really well. I got a chance to play against the top players in the country and go out there and show what I can do. I think I played well."

That would be an understatement. He was one of the buzz players at the camp and was an easy selection for the Top 20 All-Star Game. InsideIllini.com was on hand all week and believe he has established himself as the top prospect in the state of Illinois. He is in a close race with Chicago Simeon incoming small forward Brandon Hutton for that spot.

His game is so well-rounded. He discusses his game.

"I like to slash and get to open spaces on the court and create space for others to score. I always love to see myself and others score. The scouts want to see you create."

Last year in grade school, he led his team downstate where it eventually lost to Springfield Grant. He is looking to make a splash at his new high school this season.

"I am going to Bolingbrook High School. I am going to being a Raider. I am looking forward to playing against the top players in the state. It is a big-time up-and-coming program with all the kids that are going to go there from my class. We are going to have a really good team."

He played with the insanely loaded Illinois Celtics 14 and Under team during the AAU season.

"The spring went very well. We went down to state. I played very well. I think I got better over the spring and summer as time progressed. We started to gel as a team."

Currently no schools are aggressively recruiting him, but that will change in the near future. He talked about what he likes about Illinois.

"I like how they get up and down the floor and run when it is there. Coach (Bruce) Weber holds his players accountable for what they do on and off the court."

Nixon is a player that will be an immediate contributor next year on the high school scene. His ability to score in a variety of ways, as well as make his teammates better, will make him a wanted commodity by college coaches throughout his high school career.


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