Nathaniel Lester Can Be Impact Player

Scout.com's East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan thinks Nathaniel Lester can be an impact player for Hofstra

Hofstra University over the past decade has featured some exciting and successful teams. The coaching staff has done a terrific job in maintaining the quality of play along Hempstead Turnpike on Long Island.

While recent newspaper articles in Newsday have praised the current prospects for another successful season for Tom Pecora's program, the future continues to look great.

One particular recruit that is likely to have an impact in the Hofstra program down the road Canarsie guard Nathaniel Lester, who had a solid summer.

Lester previously pointed out that Hofstra's graduation rate is among the best in the nation and was an important factor in him choosing the Pride as his next program of competition.

Lester has a big reputation as a scorer. He should fit in well with the Hofstra offense. Pecora loves to take advantage of talented guards who can score from anywhere on the court. Nathaniel averaged almost 25 points a game last year as a junior.

Here is Brian Towey's Scouting Report: Nathaniel shoots it reliably off the catch and sees the floor well. While Lester is the top prospect in the PSAL's class of 2007, he wasn't a guy who had an overwhelming reputation outside of the city. He led Canarsie to the semifinals of the PSAL playoffs as a junior, coached by the well-regarded Tommie Allen.

Mike Sullivan's Scouting Report: Lester competed in the ABCD camp last July. He proved he could score on most defenders. He also played with two solid AAU programs in the Student Athlete-Broncos and the New York Gauchos. Decision making is a key for Lester. If he matures in this department, Hofstra has another guard that will be very effective on the offensive end.


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