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Mississippi State men's basketball signee Nik Weatherspoon

Mississippi State men's basketball signee Nik Weatherspoon talks about how he has progressed this season and about his future at Mississippi State.

  • Name: Nik Weatherspoon
  • Classification: 2017
  • High School: Velma Jackson (MS) High School
  • Position: Point Guard
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-2, 183
  • Ranking: 5-Star
  • Schools of Interest: Signed with Mississippi State

Weatherspoon had an outstanding game against Callaway High School a few days ago - 30 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. He explained his improvement this season.

"When our guys graduated last year I knew I had to do a lot more this year," said Weatherspoon. "My coach told me that I had to do more every game. I listened to what he said and worked on those things after practice."

He has also become more of a leader on the court.

"I am just trying to be the coach on the floor," said the 5-star point guard. "Some of the guys don't have the skill set yet so I don't complain about it. I know they will work hard and try their best to get the W."

Being a leader has been a very easy transition for the talented guard.

"I am very comfortable out there," said Weatherspoon, the 25th ranked player overall in Scout's class of 2017. "It comes with experience during (high school) games and AAU ball. I also learned from my brother."

He has been very impressed with how his brother, Quinndary Weatherspoon, and the rest of the Bulldog basketball team have done this season.

"It is exciting to see what they are doing this season," said Weatherspoon. "I am happy that I committed to them. I know that Coach Howland will be on the guys real good. I know he will work me hard. That is one of the reasons why I wanted to be a part of it."

He is also excited knowing that he will be able to play with his brother again. And with true freshman Lamar Peters.

"I am very excited to play with my brother," said Weatherspoon. "I can't wait!" "(And) I love Lamar (Peters). On and off the court, he has helped me. He is one of the guys who helped me commit. He told me about Coach Howland and how he has made him better."

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