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Twitter Reactions: Jimmy Nichols to Providence

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Things can change quickly on the recruiting front.

That is especially true for Jimmy Nichols, a 6’7 forward out of South Carolina who committed to Providence on Tuesday evening.

After averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds during his junior year, Nichols was named all state in South Carolina, yet the big time offers had yet to come.

In fact, by late April his lone scholarship offer was from Longwood University. According to a Myrtle Beach Online article from this spring, Nichols was primarily an interior scorer last season — one who had just begun to flash his midrange and outside shot at the high school level.

This summer, playing for a good Garner Road AAU program, Nichols began to flash his range.

Scout.com’s national recruiting analyst Brian Snow heaped high praise on the future Friar after he committed to PC, noting “At around 6-foot-7 with long arms, Nichols brings a lot of versatility to the court. He is very comfortable as a stretch power forward, but also he might be able to spend time as a pure wing. Nichols can really shoot the ball from deep, and especially good when shooting off the catch. Also, he is a solid athlete who can score on straight line drives to the rim, and brings defensive versatility.”

Snow and the staff at Scout have Nichols ranked higher than other national services (107 in the country), and noted that he was given consideration for their top 100 in the class of 2018.

Providence offered him a scholarship in July, joining the likes of Miami, Georgetown, Rhode Island, and South Carolina as schools who pursued him the hardest. Nichols visited Providence this past weekend, and he was scheduled to see Miami and South Carolina officially later this month, but his visit to PC was enough for him to feel comfortable closing out his recruitment.

Nichols is the third member of Providence’s class of 2018, and the second from the Carolinas (small forward Kris Monroe is a North Carolina native).

He projects as a stretch four, and potentially a wing down the road, who will complement the rugged style of big men Kalif Young and Nate Watson on the interior.

Here is the reaction across Twitter:

 

3 Comments

  1. JACK OHALLORAN

    September 6, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Great job coach Cooley keep up the great work GO FRIARS !

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  3. Bob Perrino

    September 7, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Welcome to Friairtown Jimmy! Have a great senior year. I cant wait to see you play. Great job Coach, keep them coming!

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