Rising senior Nijel Pack has committed to Kansas State. The dynamic, scoring point guard of Lawrence Central High School (IN) and the Indy Heat ended up choosing Kansas State over scholarship offers from a slew of others including Nevada, Butler, Loyola (IL), Belmont, and a few others.
The explosive and elite scoring point guard led his Lawrence Central High School squad to a 22-4 record this past season after averaging 16.5 points, 4.1 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game during his junior campaign. Just last week Pack told us that he had no leaders in his recruitment but things seemed to have quickly changed as he recently had a few visits.
Pack made his commitment to Kansas State during his official visit to the Manhattan campus Wednesday. He will be joining a perennial 20-win team led by head coach Bruce Weber. The Wildcats are coming off a 25 win season that saw them advance to the NCAA Tournament.
When we spoke with Pack just last week, he stated that he was looking for “a good basketball program and a strong academic base” in a school, and he has seemingly found that in Kansas State. The commitment comes just weeks after Weber and staff offered Pack a scholarship in late May. The rising senior has seen his college interest rise greatly over the last couple of months.
Pack became a hot commodity this spring after playing with the Indy Heat in the EYBL, averaging 18.0 points, 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game this spring. He is currently our 12th ranked player in the 2020 class and has quickly risen up our rankings. Don’t be surprised to see him the top 10 of our 2020 rankings very soon.
— Nijel Pack (@NijelPack24) June 12, 2019