Pinnacle High School's superstar 6-foot-3 sophomore guard Niko Mannion has had an excellent spring, after a dynamic sophomore season where he led his Pinnacle High School basketball program to a 6A State Championship. Not slowing down a bit against the top competition in the country, Mannion has reeled in numerous big offers this spring to go with his already tremendous recruiting profile.
While leading Ryan Silver's talented West Coast Elite team, Mannion has been on fire and has dominated his competition. As a result, Mannion recently received an offer from national champion Villanova. On Monday, Mannion received another tremendous offer, as he added an offer from Duke University and head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff.
Mannion is currently rated among the Top 25 players nationally in America's 2020 Class, and has become an extremely hot commodity for all high-major college programs across the country.
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 very good athleticism, and pushes the basketball up the floor. He is a terrific shooter of the basketball with range on his shot and a quick release. A fundamentally sound performer, Mannion has a developed knack of scoring the basketball at a young age. He is also a very good passer that sees the floor and makes players around him better. A good on the ball defender with good lateral quickness. An active rebounder for his size. He is still growing a great deal and could reach 6-6 in height, when it is all said and done.
The son of a former professional player, Pace Mannion, Niko is a sure-fire prospect for the future and is among the nation's next elite prospects. It will be very interesting to see where Mannion eventually lands, but his college recruitment will continue to be epic throughout his high school career.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Mannion is a high-powered guard talent that plays inspired basketball, pushing the basketball every chance he gets and looking to make plays for himself and his team. A very shifty guard prospect with excellent explosion and a second gear that allows him to burst past defenders in the open floor or half-court set. An excellent finisher that can score with either hand and has excellent body control and nice pace. An excellent shooter with range, and a very good ball handler and passer that sees the floor and always pushes the ball. Will have a huge high school career, and is one of the elite prospects in America.