Arizona's 2017 senior class of prospects has a talented group of performers. One of the elite prospects in the class is Tri-City Christian High School's 6-foot-9 senior post Nigel Shadd. Shadd has quickly emerged among the top prospects in the class.
While the class is not very deep with division-I prospects, Shadd is among the top overall performers in the state. Shadd is coming off a good spring and summer performance while traveling with his club program, the Arizona Power-Factory.
I caught up with Shadd last weekend at the Pangos Arizona Showcase, and he advised me that he is currently in the process of making a college decision. Shadd told our staff that he has multiple scholarship offers currently and will look to make a decision this fall.
Shadd advised me that he currently has offers from such schools as Kansas State, Pacific, Grand Canyon, Loyola-Chicago, Northern Colorado, Weber State and Texas Rio Grande Valley. Shadd did not indicate whether or not he had a leader at this point in the recruiting process, but he is leaning towards making a college decision this fall.
Shadd is coming off a strong junior season where he put up very good numbers - averaging 18.5 points, 14 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per/game on the season. As a sophomore, Shadd was tremendous - averaging 15.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per/game.
Shadd does not have a clear leader at this point in his college recruitment, but I look forward to him making a decision in the very near future.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Shadd is a long and lengthy power forward prospect with loads of potential for the future. Still very young for his grade, this young man is one player that has a chance to become a very special player with serious hard work. Already 6-8 in heigth, Shadd should grow to be 6-10 or 6-11 when it is all said and done. He is an effective fnisher around the basket and plays well above the rim already. He currently has a nice jump hook with either hand and has solid footwork. He still needs work on his low post moves to be more effective against top-notch post players. He also can develop his footwork. A solid shooter from mid-range, Shadd will need to develop in his ability to shoot from longer ranges, but he is at his best around the paint. A very good and active rebounder. A very good shotblocker with good timing. An excellent prospect for the future.