Andrew Nembhard is an elite student-athlete hailing from Ontario, Canada and a new enrollee at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. The 6’4 point guard is one of the most highly touted prospects in his class, currently ranked a 5star and the #25 player for the class of 2019 per Scout. Just finishing up an excellent summer campaign that included a trip to the U16 Peach Jam final and U17 FIBA World Championship, Andrew is quickly cementing himself as the best passer in his class with his size to pass over the top of defenders, and coupled with his ability to cause deflections, instinct to make the most efficient play, and ability to knock down perimeter shots off the catch make it a no-brainer for college coaches to hand him the keys to their offense.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great spring/summer, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us about how things are going for UPLAY Canada as a team and for you individually?
AN: As a team things went well, since we reached the Peach Jam Finals and many players have received offers through the live period. Individually, everything is going great. The competition for the summer is wrapping up and I am getting in the gym and training.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
AN: I am a pass first guard that likes to get his teammates involved, but I can also score when needed to. I also can guard a couple positions.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
AN:It depends on my schedule and the type of day, but usually once to twice a day and I take a day off per week.
EM: Recently you participated in the FIBA U17 World Championship for Canada, can you tell us a little about that and Canada’s recent emergence on the global basketball map?
AN: It was a great experience playing against top players from around the world, and I loved the privilege of representing my country. Canada now has a lot of programs producing better younger players, which on the flip side is helping our national program to become more successful.
Just broke down tape of 2019 Canadian stud PG Andrew Nembhard. About 6'3, long & fluid. Pulls up quickly & smooth. Slick passer. Strong feel
— Monta Williams (@aggressiveball) May 18, 2016
Unbelievable feel and pace for the game from Andrew Nembhard. Makes every read and pass. Phenomenal talent out of the 2019 class
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) July 9, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
AN: My favourite subject has always been math.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
AN: I enjoy hanging with family and friends the most but I also love my shoes, not gonna lie.
— Elias Sbiet (@Elias_NPH) April 16, 2016
Pretty impressed by 2019 PG Andrew Nembhard. Good size, plays with great pace and defenders have to respect his jumper #peachjam
— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) July 8, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
AN: Currently, I have been offered by Baylor, USC, Washington, Villanova, Stanford, Oklahoma, and Florida.
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
AN: Well, I’m looking to go on unofficial visits to Michigan and Florida some time in August, and I am going to Adidas Nations today .
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
AN: Some factors that are important to me in making a college decision are having a good relationship with the coach, the playing style of the team, and most definitely the academics.
Andrew Nembhard (14) & Simi Shittu (12) sit 1st and 3rd in total steals at the #FIBAU17 World Championships
— Hoops Hype Canada (@HoopsHypeCA) June 29, 2016
6'4 2019 Andrew Nembhard of UPLAY Canada isn't going to blow you way w/athleticism,but big PG plays game at own speed&makes great decisions.
— Rodger Bohn (@rodgerbohn) April 22, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
AN: Off court goal, I want to have a 4.0 gpa. On court, I want to be a McDonald’s All- American, have a good college career, and eventually play in the NBA.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
AN: I would tell them to work hard and be humble.
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