Incoming freshman guard prospect Evan Nelson is among the elite level talents in the state of Arizona's 2020 class of prospects, and has already generated a huge buzz with college coaches after a huge spring and summer, where he helped his Powerhouse Hoops 15U club program to one of the top records in the West. As a result, Nelson has received his first division-I scholarship offer for himself, and before even entering the high school ranks.
The offer came on Tuesday evening when Nelson received an offer from the University of New Mexico head coach Craig Neal and his basketball staff. The offer came after Nelson took an unofficial recruiting visit to the college program this weekend with club teammate and close personal friend Majok Deng.
Nelson is a big time young guard prospect with loads of potential for the future. Nelson will be a freshman guard this season at Marana Mountain View High School, and enters the high school ranks after a storied middle school career where he flourished a great deal. Like fellow 2020 classmate, Nico Mannion who has already received numerous division-I offers, Nelson also is generating a nice buzz with division-I college coaches even before he enters the high school level.
Nelson is a slick ball handler and passer with a knack for scoring the basketball and making plays off the dribble for himself and others. Nelson reminds me a lot of former Arcadia High School star guard Larry Lewis at the same age. Nelson also has a nice ability to score the basketball at a nice clip, although he will still develop a great deal over time.
Look for Nelson to only continue to receive much more recruiting interest over time, as more college coaches learn about this tremendous talent. New Mexico though has definitely gotten a nice leg up on their competition with this big offer to one of the state's best young prospects.