An Insider’s Take
Nate Springs Commits to Ohio
By Jamie Shaw
Springs has only been playing basketball for 3 years, and once you let that sink in you begin to see the future is very bright for Springs. Springs has great length and natural athleticism that pops out at you the second he walks into the building.
Even still in the infancy of his playing days, Springs has taken leaps and bounds each time he steps onto the court. Springs has natural instincts when it comes to blocking shots. He carries a 7’4” wing span to go along with a 36” vertical leap. The athleticism and instincts are clear.
Throughout the process Springs picked up offers from Boston and Hampton
Let’s take a look at what we have written about Springs through numerous Phenom Hoops events
2016 Spring NC Phenom Exposure Camp
6’9” 2018 Nate Springs (Myers Parks)
Nate Springs is a great kid with great size. You can’t teach someone that is 6’11 and the sky is the limit for this young man. Played hard and will be a problem in the few years for his high school. Has tremendous upside as he continues to develop his game.
2016 North Carolina Top 80
No. 0 6’10 ’18 Nate Springs (Myers Park HS)
With Nate Springs, what you see currently is off from the finished product. He is an extremely long and slender player that is oozing with upside and potential. Coach Gary stated, “Nate has excellent shot blocking ability. When he attacks the rim, he is hard to stop. He is still very raw, but his upside is limitless.” We were also impressed with his ability to knock down perimeter shots and have range out to the 3-point line. He has good hands and nifty footwork in the post, although he has a tendency to float on the perimeter too much at times. That being said, he is a willing passer for his size/position and a very unselfish player.
2017 North Carolina Top 80
#119: 6’10 2018 Nate Springs of Myers Park (Charlotte)
Finishing up with a player that has a ton of potential with his ability to affect the game inside and outside the arc, Nate Springs. He’s a forward with great length, which he can use on both sides of the ball whenever possible. Offensively, Springs has shown three-level scoring chops; he loves to spot-up on the perimeter and shoot the three-pointer. His length allows him to grab rebounds and rise over opponents quite easily. On the other end, he is a decent defender that is strong on weak-side rotations or any situation that allows for his long arms to be a factor. Next in his development process is utilizing his length around the basket; once he begins posting up opponents, look for a big jump in his efficiency. Coach Johnson on Springs: “Nate is a thin, long-armed post player that showed the ability to knock down the open three-pointer. He can be a stretch four if he improves his ball handling and foot speed. Once Nate gets stronger and wants to post up, he should become a more effective player.” Springs has all the tools necessary to become a high major prospect, it’s all about how he grinds over the next year.