2018 point guard prospect Anthony Nelson is the perfect point guard to have, tough and fearless. The South Kent high school star is a productive performer, at 6-4 180 he is fast and knows how to get to the basket. His first step is quick and he has a nice shot from long range. Nelson is target of Big 5 school LaSalle university, he is a true point guard that knows how to run a team. I recently had a 1 on 1 with Nelson to talk about his recruitment and his last basketball season.
LJ: What new teams that haven’t gave offers have been showing you interest?
Anthony: Ohio state, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas A&M, Xavier
LJ: What teams have been showing the most interest?
Anthony: VCU, Dayton, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Minnesota & a few others.
LJ: You were top 10 in assists in the EYBL. What were your EYBL numbers in pts, asts, and rebs?
Anthony: I averaged 10pts, 5ast, and 4rebs
LJ: What were your high school numbers last season?
Anthony: I averaged 15pts, 7ast, 5rebs
LJ: Lets talk about LaSalle they have a talented team. What do you think of that program?
Anthony: I think they have something good over there, & have a good coaching staff.
LJ: Have you taken a visit?
Anthony: I haven’t visited lasalle yet.
LJ: Who on the LaSalle staff have you been in contact with? Is LaSalle still showing interest?
Anthony: Coach Carr & yes they still call from time to time.
LJ: What are your top schools?
Anthony: As of right now I don’t have any top schools, I should have a list of my top schools by the end of August or beginning of September.
LJ: You are a true point. What do you feel is the strength in your game that helps a team the most?
Anthony: I feel like my strength is making everybody around me better at all times.
LJ: What NBA player do you model your game after?
Anthony: I model my game after James Harden & Brandon Jennings a little bit.
LJ: You have other offers from good programs such as Seton Hall. Minnesota, Rutgers, and VCU. What do you think of these schools?
Anthony: I feel like all of these schools are good schools & they have a nice coaching staff & great style of play.
LJ: Would you rather stay close to home?
Anthony: That kind of stuff doesn’t really matter to me.
LJ: What does a team get with Anthony Nelson?
Anthony: A point guard who is willing to do whatever to win
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