By Jeff Borzello
Nate Britt entered the NBPA Top 100 camp as a rising junior just looking to test himself against the nation’s best rising seniors.
He came out as the best point guard in the country.
Not just in the class of the 2013 – the entire country.
“It’s a great honor that people think that highly of me,” Britt said.
The 6-foot-1 Gonzaga (D.C.) prospect has been on the scene for several years, but cemented himself as an elite national prospect by winning Gatorade Player of the Year honors in the District of Columbia. Britt is a crafty lefty who knows how to control tempo and make plays in transition if necessary. He can knock down shots from behind the arc and in the mid-range and is continuing to get stronger.
Britt remains humble about where he stands when compared to the rest of the nation’s top-tier players.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I haven’t gotten a chance to see everyone.”
With the first day coaches were allowed to call rising juniors coming just two weeks ago, Britt has had his phone blowing up nonstop.
Georgia Tech, Florida, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Marquette, Duke, Maryland and Seton Hall have all reached out.
Britt isn’t ready to think about trimming his list or taking unofficial visits yet.
“Not right now,” he said. “After the summer.”
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