NBPA: Britt Holding His Ground

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --- Nate Britt entered this week's NBPA Top 100 Camp as Scout.com's No. 1 point guard in the 2013 class, and his play has affirmed that ranking.

"I'm honored to be able to have people look at me in that way," the 6-foot lefty from Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga said. "I'm glad all the hard work is paying off.

Britt has showcased his scoring ability at the camp as he's gaining more confidence in his offensive skills, but his reputation is as a balanced lead guard.

"I think I'm a playmaker, I'm create plays for myself and my teammates," he said in his self-assessment. "Me and my teammates all want to win and that's what we talked about before we started – if we want to win we need to play as a team. So it's up to me to communicate to my teammates to let them know that if play together we win, and that's the common goal."

Watching him in action, his jumper and short-range shots are the best weapons in his arsenal, and he turns some heads with his comfort using either hand to score.

"I can shoot ambidextrous," Britt explained, "usually inside the paint like on floaters and pull-ups I use both hands. I have people in games tell me ‘You just shot that with your right?!' and stuff like that – it's pretty funny."

He cited his favorite players, that he tries to mold his game after, are Kyrie Irving, Rajon Rondo and Deron Williams. It takes only a quick glance to see the physical resemblance between Britt and Rondo -- "I've heard that a lot," he replied.

On the recruiting front, Britt listed Villanova, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Georgetown, UCLA, Pittsburgh, Arizona, NC State, Rutgers and Seton Hall. In a second category, that he titled "the schools that said they heard about me and are going to see me in July," included Florida, Georgia Tech, Marquette and North Carolina.

Britt had tentatively planned a trip to N.C. this week, but that's been postponed to a later date.

"I have family in North Carolina so we were supposed to go to see my family and I'm real cool with Kendall Marshall so I was planning on seeing Kendall," he said of the Tar Heel point guard who played in the same high school conference. "I still would love to visit North Carolina."

Britt said his father has been in contact with UNC, but he hasn't spoken directly to the Tar Heel coaches yet.

"After they evaluate in July, I think that'll happen," he said.

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