One of the elite prospects in Arizona's 2015 class of rising senior performers is Tucson native, Tucson’s Sahuaro High School’s athletic 6-foot-6 rising senior forward Nate Renfro. Renfro really helped himself this spring with his play and, as a result, has seen his college recruitment begin to really take off. While the month of July will be an important one in his college recruitment, Renfro has decided to end his college recruitment early - before the important July evaluation period.
On Monday, Renfro decided to end his college recruitment almost as fast as it started to heat up - giving a verbal pledge to developing local basketball power Grand Canyon University and head coach Dan Majerle and his basketball staff. GCU had already reeled in an early verbal commitment from 2015 prospect Kenzo Nudo - Renfro's club teammate with the Arizona Power Black 17U.
Renfro has risen to the top of Arizona’s 2015 class as one of the elite overall prospects in the group. Renfro’s emergence this spring as a top-rated prospect in the class has benefited him nicely in his college recruitment.
Renfro chose Grand Canyon over offers from Cal Poly, Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona University. He was also receiving interest from Harvard due to his high academic abilities.
Renfro will travel with the Arizona Power Black 17U club team this summer on the July circuit.
Congratulations to Renfro and the Arizona Power club program on this terrific accomplishment.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Renfro really gets a large majority of his points around the basket due to how versatile he is. He also possesses a good overall motor. Renfro runs the floor very well for someone his size and is always in the right place at the right time to get points around the basket off of a put-back, or from his point guard finding him in transition. When Renfro has the ball in a half-court set, he scores by using his long strides to initially beat his defender and finish well over, or around them once he is in the paint – a nice attribute for him. His length and athleticism are glaring and make him an attractive prospects for many college programs. Renfro’s jumper is solid and can extend out to the 3-point line, where he is capable of being effective at a good rate. He is at his best from mid-range though. As a he continues to become much more consistent from deep range, he will really take his game to another level. Renfro is an active rebounder and shot blocker, altering many shots that come his way due to his length on the defensive end. Renfro is a nice looking small forward prospect, although he sees his time for Sahuaro HS as a post player, due to his length and ability to score around the basket. He will have his best success as a 3 in the college ranks – depending on the level his decides on for college. A definite mid-major prospect that could see some higher college recruitment this summer. The best attribute of Renfro is that he has glaring upside and will see his best years of basketball well ahead of him.
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