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Posted On: 05/4/18 2:30 PM
Nash Divine is a pure point guard who was starting varsity for Muhlenberg County before the first month of the season ended. Divine ended his freshman season averaging 4.5 points and 2 rebounds per game for the Mustangs while running the team and dishing out assists. In order for Muhlenberg to climb back towards the top of the 3rd region, Divine will need to make some strides this summer. With his drive and work ethic, Divine has a chance to be really good and a top point guard in a 2021 class loaded with good lead guards. I recently caught up with Nash to reflect on his freshman season and look ahead to 15u AAU and his sophomore campaign at Muhlenberg.
PHKY: Describe your game for people who may never have seen you play. What are your strengths? What do you need to improve?
ND: I would describe my game as a true point guard who makes his teammates better. Some of my main strengths include shooting, ball handling and finding the open man. One thing that I think I need to work on is attacking the basket.
PHKY: Reflect on your high school season. Were you happy with your individual performance? Were you happy with your team results?
ND: In my first season as a high school basketball player, I was proud that I got to start varsity as a freshman. I am very proud of what our team accomplished as an inexperienced ball club. We ended losing to the number one seed in our region in the semi-finals of the regional tourney.
PHKY: Who are you playing AAU with? What are your expectations for your AAU season both as an individual and as a team?
ND: As of now I am on Vision Elite 15u, but my doors are always open to new teams. My goal is to be able to move up and play on the Adidas Gold Gauntlet or the EYBL.
PHKY: What schools are recruiting you? Any offers? If you have offers, do you have a leader right now?
ND: Right now I have no schools recruiting me. I did take an unofficial visit to Middle Tennessee State this season.
PHKY: What can you take from your AAU season and apply to your next high school season?
ND: The thing I take from AAU that I can take to high school ball is that how physical and fast pace AAU is.The level of competition helps me play against older players in high-school ball.
PHKY: What are your goals for your next high school season?
ND: My goals for next high school season are to be all district and region team and win the 3rd region championship.
Nash Divine is the type of heady point guard that will win you games with decision making and willingness to involve others. Divine is consistent and dependable. With the ball in his hands, you can trust him to make plays for others around him. Nash is unlikely to go for 30 points to carry a team but he is sure to have a high assist to turnover ratio and be solid on both ends of the floor. As “floor general” point guards go in the class of 2021, Divine is one of the best. He is certainly a player to keep track of as he develops over the next 3 years of his high school and AAU careers.