In a recruiting world where high school prospects are less the priority for colleges who continue to prefer the transfer portal as a means of filling their voids the ability for a high school prospect to make a positive impact and deliver upon arrival is imperative to be in any recruiting conversation during this time a host of 2023 prospects are emerging as legitimate candidates to fill that void.  One such talent is lead guard Nasir Whitlock of DeLaSalle High School in Minnesota.

A skilled and instinctive 6-1 170 pound lead guard, Whitlock is a blend of quickness, skill, and electricity who can take over the game and put a team on his back.  There were flashes of that ability at times from Whitlock throughout the spring and summer including a number of scintillating performances this past July, which foreshadowed the direction he was headed as a player.  A First Team All-Underclassmen spot on the NY2LA Basketball Association platform followed by a Co-MVP caliber performance at this past fall’s NY2LA Sports Futures Camp continued to elevate his trajectory as a prospect.  This season he’s averaging a bit over 17 points a contest and trending up averaging over 25 points a game in his last four games including a most recent 30 point effort.  A quality blend of instincts, skill, scoring ability, feel, quickness, etc. Whitlock is a legitimate Division 1 prospect that could become a very nice story over the next 10-12 months if he continues to stay the course and develop.

Tulsa, Princeton, Harvard, Michigan, Depaul, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Indiana, Marquette, Wofford, Lehigh, St. Thomas, Maryland, UC-Davis, UC-San Diego, American, Niagara, Appalachain State, Bradley etc. have reached out and you can expect that to grow with the 2023 class sliding into the driver’s seat for high school prospects this spring and summer.  Floor generals are always in demand and those that are willing to take and make big shots at critical junctions of the game are rare and extremely valuable.  Whitlock’s no fear mentality serves him well at the next level and he’s primed to deliver a big spring and summer for the Minnesota based Gain Elite program.