School: Wayne Country Day
Travel Team: Wildcats Elite
Freshman Season: 10.6 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.5 APG, 2.4 SPG, 47% FG
Sophomore Season: 16.6 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.5 APG, 2.0 SPG, 56% FG
Junior Season: 11.7 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.0 SPG, 66% FG, 37% 3P
What Was Recently Said: The Flight 22 organization consistently puts out some of the top talent from North Carolina, specifically from the eastern part of the state, and Nayshin Waller certainly fits that notion. Though he showcased a pretty well-rounded skillset and quality two-way approach, his leadership is arguably what shined the most across the weekend. Waller displayed a high IQ and controlled the action with poise, effortlessly creating for himself and others while picking his spots within the flow of the offense. He utilizes his length well to force turnovers and finish over the outstretched arms of defenders. Waller scores the ball effectively from all three levels, but was arguably at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket. He doesn’t really have any glaring weaknesses and should continue to establish himself as a noteworthy name going forward.
In a similar vein to the others, there is no real reason to explain Waller’s general lack of recruitment. He’s a smart, physical, well-rounded guard with the ability to succeed from either backcourt position. Waller can effectively get downhill and finish, hit jumpers, or run a team as a point guard if necessary. He’s a reliable defender with quickness, sharp instincts, and a high motor. Waller is quite adaptable to his surrounding teammates and shows a willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. He does everything well, and should have a variety of next-level suitors emerge over the coming months.
What to Expect:
Although there is some uncertainty swirling around Wayne Country Day, someone like Nayshin Waller should still be getting aggressively recruited by a variety of scholarship-level programs. He’s a smart, tough, well-rounded guard with no glaring weaknesses on either end of the floor. Waller can excel and produce with or without the ball in his hands; he’s comfortable enough to initiate the offense and set up others, but also applies scoring pressure from all levels whenever necessary. He creates for himself and others, plays well through contact, and understands how to outwork his assignment on either side of the ball. Waller plays within himself and the team concept, but can certainly expand his production as needed. He’s also a quality defender and overall rebounder for his position. His incredibly consistent production across the last three high school seasons should speak volumes about his ability to quietly, yet effectively contribute to winning. Waller should collect offers throughout the upcoming season.