Larry Nance Jr., a 6'7" forward for Revere High School in Richfield Ohio, has been flying completely under the radar for a 2011 prospect on the hard wood. But a strong senior showing has some eyes looking at the big man.
"Our season has been great," Nance told GoBlueWolverine. "We're 15-1 right
now and leading our conference, so everything has been great. I've been
really good actually. I'm averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds and close to
four blocks a game."
Though the rivalry isn't nearly as heated in basketball as it is football,
Nance is aware of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry, and grew up on the Blue
side of the fence.
"I've always really kind of followed Michigan," Nance admitted. "I know
it's kind of weird being from Ohio and all (laughing) but I've always really
just liked the school and the basketball program. They're just saying that
they have a scholarship, one left, and they're definitely not going to use
it unless the right situation comes along, but if I keep doing the things
they want me too, I think they might feel comfortable in using that on
Though the Wolverines have not yet extended an offer, Nance does hold some
offers from smaller programs across the country.
"I have several offers from the Mid-American and Southern conference and
also the Horizon League."
Should the Maize and Blue offer Nance, they will be in a strong position,
without having to play catch up.
"I wouldn't say I have favorites right now. I'm just trying to keep all my
options available right now and if Michigan were to offer eventually then
that would just be another fantastic option to consider."
Nance has already been in Ann Arbor once this season, and hopes to make it a
few more times.
"I've already gone up there one time this year for the Penn State game and
as soon as I can I want to make a few more trips up there. The atmosphere
was unbelievable. The students weren't even on campus and it was still
packed. I can't imagine what it's like when everyone is in session and
ready to go there."
Depending on a late offer from the Wolverines or any other suitors, Nance
will have his decision ready to go in a few weeks or months.
"Either way, whether other offers come, I'm going to make my decision come
the spring time."
U-M Turns Up Heat For '11 Forward Nance
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