The historic college recruitment of Pinnacle High School's superstar guard Nico Mannion is really winding down now, as the star guard has narrowed his list of college programs down to his final four schools.
This week, Mannion trimmed his list of schools down to Villanova, Duke, Marquette and Arizona. Mannion has not indicated any leaders in his college recruitment, and will expect to take official visits this fall before making his college decision.
This club season, which included the spring and summer, was a big one for Mannion, as he traveled the country and even the world, and faced high-level competition at each stop. Mannion has become a basketball legend of sorts around the country, as the nation's basketball community of scouts, media and fans gathered to watch the redhead kid get busy, and he never disappointed.
It will be very interesting to see which of these top-rated programs will land Mannion in the end, but we will continue to follow this recruitment closely and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Mannion is a very slick guard prospect with an excellent handle of the basketball and a superb overall offensive skillset. He has excellent quickness and athleticism, and pushes the basketball up the floor at a high rate. He is a terrific shooter of the basketball with range on his shot and a quick release. A fundamentally sound performer, Mannion has a superior knack of scoring the basketball at a high level, and is almost undstoppable off the dribble, where he surveys the floor and decides whether to drive past defenders or shoot the basketball from the perimeter. He is an excellent passer that sees the floor and makes players around him better. A good on the ball defender with good lateral quickness. Plays passing lanes very well. An active rebounder for his size. The son of a former professional player, Pace Mannion. Mannion is a sure-fire pro prospect for the future and is among the elite prospects in America. A future legend for Arizona basketball that will be remembered for his legacy when it is all said and done.