Atlanta, GA - MAY 27: Nike EYBL. Session 4. David Nickelberry #20 of E1T1 (Photo by Jon Lopez)

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.


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.



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.





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.




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




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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