Athletic Guard Jeremy Nash

Wednesday night, players all across the country couldn't help but notice Bruce Weber's Fighting Illini. So did guard from Chicago Marist High School, Jeremy Nash. Get inside for information on this 6-4 guard.

Gene Nolan is Jeremy Nash's high school coach and knows that his star guard is becoming a hot commodity in the eyes of college suitors. "Right now all this recruiting stuff doesn't bother me; I'm here to help the kids of Marist High School. When one of my players is happy, then I'm happy," said Nolan.

"Jeremy is a 6-4 guard who should grow a couple more inches, but plays the point guard spot. He has long arms and his athleticism is his biggest up side. He has tremendous guard skills," added Nolan.

Nash is a guard that has been on the radar of Big Ten coaches for sometime now, but Nolan and the family of Nash will not put together that "list" of schools. "Right now we plan to wait until spring so sit down with his family and look at the big picture. I told him not to make a list just yet. However I can tell you he really likes Illinois a lot right now," stated Nolan.

Nolan also said that Nash has a good perimeter game, but is working very hard to make that part of his game just as strong as the rest of it. "He's a good worker and will do what it takes to make himself better," stressed Nolan. Illini fans, Nash wasn't able to attend the Illinois-Wake Forest game because of practice, but you can bet he was watching.

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