The Gonzaga Bulldogs recruiting class of 2021 is the best in school history, and it might not be done yet. Former Kentucky Wildcats commit Nolan Hickman has released his three final schools, and the Zags are in the mix.
Former Kentucky commit Nolan Hickman is down to Auburn, Gonzaga, and Kansas, per his father. An official announcement is expected in the next few weeks.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 13, 2021
One of the top point guards in the 2021 class.
Hickman is a native of the Seattle area but transferred to Wasatch Academy in Utah so he could play in his final year of high school ball. The 6’2 point guard is listed as the No. 32 player in the Class of 2021, according to the 247 Composite Score.
The rumors on the street is that Hickman is interested in playing closer to home, and it was one of the major reasons why he decommitted from Kentucky. That would put the Zags as the heavy favorites to land his services.
With Andrew Nembhard manning the point guard for what presumably will be his last collegiate season and Rasir Bolton transferring in to provide some backup, if Hickman decides to commit to the Zags, he will do so as the third option at the PG spot. That said, following Nembhard’s departure, there will be plenty of minutes to go around in the backcourt, and Hickman could assume a major role if he is patient.
Hickman was named a McDonald’s All-American and recently partook in the Iverson Classic, alongside Chet Holmgren. He turned some heads while there, which is worth noting.
Fantastic two days for uncommitted Nolan Hickman at Iverson Classic so far. Has looked like the most complete guard in the class. Great pace and feel operating out of PNR. Has shot the ball really well. Really defends too. Going to make whatever school he commits to really happy. pic.twitter.com/2pmavmQH4H— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 7, 2021