In the first month of this season’s AAU circuit, Nick Weatherspoon’s stock has surged.
The Velma Jackson (Camden, Miss.) High four-star 2017 guard has dominated in recent weeks while playing for Omhar Carter’s MBA Hoops.
North Carolina, Louisville, NC State and Ohio State all recently extended offers to Weatherspoon.
The North Carolina offer is the most significant of the bunch.
“This is a really big offer because it is one of the top five programs in the nation,” Weatherspoon said. “I am taking things real slow right now, but I know for a fact that North Carolina will be one of my top schools because, I mean, I don’t know any guy that would have North Carolina off.”
Weatherspoon also has offers from Mississippi State, where his brother Quinndary plays, and Ole Miss. Both in-state schools made home visits to Weatherspoon last month.
How does Weatherspoon view MSU and Ole Miss after gaining national attention?
“I try to keep them all the same because I know Mississippi State is like my hometown college and I just try to keep them at the same level,” Weatherspoon said. “I know coach Ben Howland is a very good coach, especially with guards, and with my brother, there’s a lot of good chemistry with him. With Ole Miss, too, they came for an in-home visit and I know coach Andy Kennedy is a good coach. So I try to keep all the colleges on the same level right now.”
The expectation is for Weatherspoon to keep landing big-time offers. Kentucky recently watched Weatherspoon play and it would not be surprising if Duke followed North Carolina and extended an offer of its own.
Weatherspoon, who also has interest from Indiana, said he plans to narrow his college choices down to five schools by the end of the summer.