ESPN No. 34 ranked high school senior Nick Weatherspoon has committed to Mississippi State.
The 6-2 point guard averaged 22.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 2.1 steals this season for Velma Jackson HS (Camden, MS), while being named to the All-State First-Team.
At Mississippi State, Weatherspoon will be joining his brother Quinndary, who made the All-SEC Freshman Team last season.
“I picked them because I like their style of play, coach [Ben] Howland has developed some guards, my brother is there, and I just saw myself at home while I was up there,” Weatherspoon told The Dispatch on why he chose the Bulldogs.
Weatherspoon said that coach Howland was a major factor in him selecting the school.
“I really trust coach Ben Howland,” Weatherspoon told the Clarion Ledger. “He will do things to help me get better as a guard and put me in position to play at even the next level in one or two years.”
The explosive Weatherspoon poured in over 25 points 14 times this year for Velma Jackson HS and had two games over 40 points.
And he continued his torrid play on the AAU circuit, going off for 22, 24, 32 and 25 points in four games at Atlanta’s adidas Gauntlet in late April for MBA Hoops.
At the end of the session, Weatherspoon was the Gauntlet’s leading scorer, averaging 25.8 points a game.
“He reminds me of a small version of Russell Westbrook,” Weatherspoon’s MBA Hoops coach Omhar Carter told the Clarion-Ledger of his star.
Mississippi State beat out the likes of North Carolina, Ohio State, Louisville, and NC State to land the coveted Weatherspoon.
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