|Team: North Carolina, Junior|
H: 6' 1"|
W: 170 lbs
(22 Years Old)
|RSCI: 80 ||
High School: Gonzaga College
Hometown: Washington, DC
Recruiting Rankings: ESPN: #49, Scout: #67, Rivals: #73, 24/7: #52
-Point guard mentality
-Sees the floor
-Makes plays for teammates in the half-court
-Solid first step. Good in transition
-Tough guy. Gets after it on defense
-Really struggles with his outside shot
-Overdribbles, little bit wild at times
-Needs to improve leadership skills
-Needs to improve ability to finish around the basket
-A year older than most of his class. Turns 19 in January
Outlook: Has dropped considerably in the recruiting rankings as of late. May not be progressing at the rate some hoped. Transferred to Oak Hill. Change of scenery may do him good. Had some injuries this past year and didn't always look to be in great shape early in the summer.
A left-handed point guard with very good quickness, Nate Britt (#18 Scout, #11 Rivals, #14 ESPN) had an unremarkable showing at the HoopHall Classic, but has good potential to improve down the road.
Standing around 6-1 with a solid frame, Britt is a good athlete who shows a nice first step and the ability to change speeds with the ball. Comfortable creating for himself and others off the dribble in the half-court with his solid ball-handling skills, he likes to beat his defender with a strong crossover and then either drive and dish or finish with a floater inside the lane.
Very aggressive in transition, Britt takes the ball strong to the rim, but may have some difficulties finishing inside the paint at the college level considering his size. As a passer, he shows decent vision finding the open man, but like all young point guards needs to work on controlling the pace of the game in the half-court and cutting back on turnovers. He's not a very vocal player on the floor, something Roy Williams will likely want to see improve in time in terms of his leadership ability.
Capable of making shots with his feet set, Britt is a streaky shooter with unconventional mechanics typical of left-handed players. He struggles to make shots pulling up off the dribble as he does not get great elevation on his jumper and possesses a fairly slow release. Considering his size, this is something he'll have to shore up in time.
Defensively, Britt is a bulldog who brings great toughness on this end of the floor. He's pesky in the passing lanes and can put solid pressure on the ball both in the half and full-court. Not exceptionally tall or long, Britt will need to continue to play with intensity on this end to not see a drop off at the college level.
Still in an early stage of his development, Britt shows a lot of good attributes for a young point guard, and should continue to improve down the road.