Top-100 small forward Jordan Nesbitt has 11 NCAA Basketball programs to choose from. Which of them represents the best potential situation?
One of the biggest rising prospects in the Midwest Region has been Jordan Nesbitt, a 6’6 small forward out of Saint Louis, Missouri. The athletic scorer is currently ranked No. 81 overall in the 2021 recruiting class according to 247sportsComposite, although the three-star respective listing by the site itself shows that this prospect still has room to grow on the national scene.
Nesbitt’s junior campaign of high school did wonders to put him on the scene for potential power conference suitors. At St Louis Christian Academy, the wing averaged over 25 points and 12 rebounds, showcasing skills outside of just pure offense that makes him an intriguing player for teams to target in the 2021 class.
He plays naturally at the three-spot but depending on the situation could also play some undersized power forward as well. Nesbitt has room to grow on the defensive end and in terms of passing but if given an interrupted senior season, he can find himself closer to the top-50 in the 2021 class.
Nesbitt is in the news this weekend because he has released a list of 11 NCAA Basketball programs that are in the running for his signature. Knowing how the rosters current look and will be projected to look by the time he arrives, here’s an analysis of how Nesbitt fits with all of them.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The wing position is a spot where players excel under head coach Nate Oats, who runs a high-powered offense that allows players to score as much as possible. He’s already built the Tide into likely a preseason top-25 team and a contender in the SEC, coming off of a top-15 overall recruiting class.
After John Petty and Herb Jones graduates after next season, there will be plenty of room for a small forward to come in and get minutes. Players such as Kira Lewis Jr. and Jaden Shackelford have shown that freshmen can come in and join the rotation but Alabama has also shown a desire to land transfers at positions with holes.
There’s no guarantee that Nesbitt would be part of the rotation as an underclassman but could thrive if given plenty of minutes in the future.