2017 point guard talks visits, SMU

Billy talked with 2017 Roselle Catholic (N.J.) point guard Nate Pierre-Louis about his summer visits and SMU interest.

2017 Roselle Catholic (N.J.) point guard Nate Pierre-Louis has been a busy man lately with visits to Temple, Vanderbilt and soon Purdue coming. You could say his recruitment is going well as he closes in on signing in the early period.

“I’m also officially visiting Vanderbilt on September 1 and sometime in August, I’m going to Purdue so I can see the campus and everything and I may visit St. John’s.”

SMU has kept in contact with assistant Jerry Hobbie and Larry Brown from time-to-time with coach Brown leading the way in terms of contacting Pierre-Louis every so often. That doesn’t mean Pierre-Louis is visiting though.

“We talked two weeks ago. Coach Brown has talked with me a couple times now. I don’t know if I’ll visit there. We haven’t gotten to talk about that yet,” Pierre-Louis said. “I’m looking forward to trying to get down there. I’ve never been to Texas before and I hear it’s a beautiful campus.” 


On his recent trip to Temple, Pierre-Louis felt comfortable and said it had a home-like feeling.

“Temple was awesome and it was really fun. I liked it a lot and I know a lot of people there so that was great. I’ve been there before so it felt like home.”

Vanderbilt is another school that has gotten an unofficial visit and will get an official visit too, which bodes well for the Commodores, who have a lot to offer.

“I think it’s a beautiful campus and the coaches love me up there. They say they can’t wait to see me.”

On the Under Armour circuit this summer, Pierre-Louis has been improving his game as a point guard versus falling into that combo guard role.

“I’ve been scoring the ball really well and that’s my main thing I’ve worked on. My size at 6-4, I’m learning to become more of a point guard. That’s where the position is going. I don’t want to be an undersized two. I’ve been trying to get my teammates involved more.”

Pierre-Louis is planning to sign this October and the team he selects will likely sell him on a big role as a freshman.

“I’m looking at the coaching staff believing in me and what they expect out of me. I want a large role on a college team and I want the pressure. I want to make sure I’m one of those key players, but I don’t want anything promised to me,” Pierre-Louis said. “I just want to keep working and keep getting better with the coaching staff helping me get there.”

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