The top remainning recruiting target in Arizona's 2017 senior class is Tri-City Christian's 6-foot-8 senior post Nigel Shadd. As a result, Shadd has been generating much more recruiting interest as of late. With a couple visits lined up for himself this fall, Shadd will take a big official recruiting visit to a Big-12 program for his first visit this weekend.
This weekend, Shadd will visit Kansas State University for his first official recruiting visit. Shad received an offer from K-State during the summer in June, so this opportunity could be hard for Shadd to pass up. Especially when you consider the size and lure of the K-State program. Shadd plays for a very small charter school in Chandler - nothing like what he will see this weekend.
Shadd has also scheduled a recruiting visit to the University of Nevada. Shadd has not indicated whether or not he has a leader at this point in the recruiting process, but he is definitely looking to make his college decision this fall.
While Shadd is coming off a subpar spring and summer performanfor himself while traveling with his club program, the Arizona Power-Factory, Shadd has blossomed this fall since the end to the club circuit.
Shadd is also 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 also impressive - averaging 15.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per/game.
Shadd is among the top overall performers in the state, but as the top remainning recruiting target in the 2017 class, Shadd is benefiting nicely from college coaches still looking to land top-rated talent.
This recruiting trip will be very big for Shadd, whom could pop by the end of the weekend.
Arizona Preps will continue to follow this story closely, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Shadd is a long and lengthy power forward prospect with loads of potential for the future. A very athletic four-man with good lift off the floor, Shadd is an aggressive finisher aroudn the basket. An excellent finisher at the rim. Still very young for his grade, this young man has a chance to become a nice post talent with serious hard work. He is an effective fnisher around the basket and plays well above the rim already. He is able to finish strong over defenders as a result. He 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 intriguing prospect for the future.