One of the premier available unsigned senior prospects in Arizona’s 2014 class, Gilbert High School’s 6-foot-7 senior forward Spencer Nicolds, is now also off the recruiting board. Nicolds has flown well below the recruiting radar this high school season, and has just began to see his college recruitment really pick up.
On Thursday evening, after receiving a division-I offer from Idaho State University and head coach Bill Evans and his staff, and on the eve of this weekend's Double Pump Spring Hoop Fest in Los Angeles, CA, Nicolds accepted a division-I offer from the program - giving a verbal commitment to the program.
Nicolds will take an official recruiting visit to the program next week, and will plan to sign his national letter of intent with the school then.
Our staff here at Arizona Preps would like to congratulate Nicolds and his family on this wonderful accomplishment.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Nicolds is a long and talented prospect that can finesse or overpower opposing players. Nicolds is still developing as a post player, but sees the majority of his time on the wing, as a 3/4 combo that can score in a variety of ways. He is a very active rebounder that rebounds consistently outside of his area, and has good overall quickness to the ball for his size. He has excellent lift off the floor and is an excellent finisher at the rim. Nicolds is a big-time dunker that plays well above the rim. He runs the floor extremely well and is capable of beating most post players up the court. Nicolds is also able to play on the perimeter very well, since before his latest growth spurt, Nicolds primarily saw his time as a point guard – making him very skilled overall as a prospect. Nicolds is a good ball handler that likes to put the basketball on the floor in an attempt to get to the basket and finish. He is a solid shooter shooter with range on his shot and also possesses a mid-range game. Nicolds is a strong defender that accepts challenges on the court – often defending the opposing team’s top offensive threat. Nicolds is an active shotblocker and has excellent timing. He quickly has developed into a mid-major plus prospect.