Aaron Nesmith ready for his break out
Every year, it seems that the state of South Carolina has hidden a few gems within the high school ranks that, before sooner than later, break out from the abyss and create major noise on the playing floor. Out of the 2018 class, Aaron Nesmith might be that guy as the 6-foot-6 wing showed off the entire repertoire during his opening session at the Chick-Fil-A Classic on Wednesday evening.
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Nesmith has been hidden for a bit but now on a more heightened stage at one of the premier Christmas events, the Porter-Gaud junior displayed what could and should make him a high-major prospect in the coming months. Showing off a tremendous feel for the game but an even better jump shot, Nesmith can turn into a knockdown artist from deep but is more than comfortable creating his own offense against a set defense.
Despite his team going down in defeat, the Porter-Gaud star was more than good thanks to his 23 points off of three made perimeter jumpers. Bringing great size and length onto the hardwood, Nesmith displayed elite elevation on the shot attempt but also the vision and passing skills that enable for the junior to be used as facilitator as he racked up four assists. Throw in his defensive versatility and there is a reason why the name of Aaron Nesmith is beginning to heat up.
Holding eight scholarship offers at the time being, the member of the Team TMP travel program rattled them off from the likes of Duquesne, Cal Poly, Furman, College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, Wofford, Mercer, and Georgia Southern. Thanks to his high level academic profile, others such as Yale have shown heavy interest in the intellectual junior.
Having already visited a slew of programs, things are just beginning with Nesmith, though he does have an understanding of what he wants in a college program. “I just want a school that has great academics that can prepare me as a person,” the South Carolina native stated. “I also want a team that moves the ball that plays a five-man offense and a coach that will push me and make me a better man.”
Expect for, once greater eyes are placed onto the emerging wing out of the Porter-Gaud School, many more scholarship offers and heavy attention to be given to the 6-foot-6 junior that is Aaron Nesmith.