Monday, June 6, 2011

Nick Madray Recruitment Picking Up

Nick Madray, a 6-foot-8 forward from Stephen Lewis School (Ont.), had a breakthrough performance at the Best Buy Classic by many accounts.

He has a great mid-range game with the ability to stretch out and hit the three-point shot.

He is very strong as his body continues to develop and exhibits potential to be one of the best inside-out threats in his class.

Madray, a 2013 prospect, hasn't picked up any offers, yet, but expect more to come as he continues to showcase his dominant ability on the court.

"Syracuse and Rice are really interested [in me]," he said. "Syracuse came to my school three times and I went on two unofficials. Rice visited me three separate times as well."

He added, "[Rice and Syracuse] are both on the verge of offering me." Many other coaches have showed interest as well. "I'm also hearing from Boston College, Santa Clara and Virginia," he said.

Coaches Tony Bennett (UV), Akbar Waheed (BC) and Dustin Kerns (SC) all came to watch him workout at his high school last month and have been interested after watching Madray do drills.

Despite the recent spike in his recruitment, Madray is staying focused on what got the coaches interested in the place. "I'm just focusing on getting better and AAU," he said. But did say, "I'm considering visiting them later."

The 6-8 four man from Canada is playing his AAU ball with CIA Bounce. This summer he's done a great job of showcasing his fluid jump shot and ability to consistently light teams up from the outside.

With improvement to his ball-handling, Madray will certainly be one of the best when it's all said and done.

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