David Nickelberry is an elite student-athlete currently attending Windermere Prep in metropolitan Orlando. David is one of the most sought after high school prospects in the country, currently ranked #33 in the class of 2017 per Scout. The 6’7 wing is a hot commodity on the recruiting trail, as college coaches would love to land the versatile lefty with elite court vision, good ballhandling, a nice jumpshot and the ability to finish at the rim with either hand.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the move to E1T1. Can you tell us how things are going for the team and for you individually?
DN: It’s been very good. Our success on the court is great, it feels good to win and qualify for Peach Jam. For me it’s been fun, I love playing with my teammates, but this past weekend was a challenge because of my knees. So right now I’m just rehabbing and getting ready for Pangos and USA tryouts.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 14, 2016
Have to like Class of 2017 SF David Nickelberry's length and athleticism. HM prospect that is blowing up this spring. #RepsAreEarned
— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) April 22, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
DN: Lefty with handles, I love distributing the ball and love getting others involved. I can shoot, penetrate and finish with either hand.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
DN: Honestly, every day.
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
DN: I love English, I can write all day and write stories and make different articles.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
DN: Initially I wanted to major in Sports Management, but I think I want to major in Journalism or something that involves writing.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
DN: I love going out on the lake tubing and riding jet-skis.
The hype around Showtime Hoops' David Nickelberry is real. His ability to create from the wing is high level. Kid is a walking mismatch.
— Brian Flinn (@F150Bflinn) April 19, 2016
6'7 PG David Nickelberry of @ShowtimeHoops is good as advertised. Has a high IQ, skilled off the bounce and is a high level distributor.
— ATL SWISH (@ATLSwishHoops) March 27, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
DN: Texas, FSU, Memphis, USC, Miami, George Washington, Florida, FGCU, George Mason, Georgia
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
DN: Kansas, Arizona, Clemson
EM: Which schools do you hear from the most?
DN: USC, FSU, Arizona, Kansas
EM: Do you have a top group of schools that you’re focused on at this point?
DN: USC, FSU, Arizona
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
DN: Pangos Camp, USA tryouts, and USC and FSU visits coming up.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
DN: Just my family being able to come see me play and the coaching staff has to be able to have a strong connection with my family.
EM: Do you have a timeline for your decision?
DN: By the time High School season starts
— Pypeline (@_Pypeline) April 18, 2016
David Nickelberry and Nassir Little have heard from FSU, Texas, Pitt, USC, Arizona & Syracuse after 1st LIVE Period, per @MyLineOfChamps
— Prep Hoops Florida (@prephoopsfl) April 18, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
DN: To make it to the league, that has always been my dream.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
DN: If you set your mind on your goal and dreams in anything that you do, work hard at it and never give up.
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