Recruiting Report: Nate Santos (2021)

Recruiting
Illinois

Posted On: 08/8/18 3:00 PM

Nate Santos is another prospect that has left the state as he attended Geneva last year, but opted to reclassify to 2021 and head east to prep school.  This 6’8” small forward is oozing with potential.  Plus plus shooter with a feathery jumper from all over the floor.  Handles well in space.  I thought what might have stood out the most was the way he passed it throwing several dimes right on the money in transition when we saw him with Mac Irvin Fire 16U.

He opted to leave Geneva and go to Loomis Chaffee.  Why the prep route?

“It was a big decision for me.  My older brother did it.  My parents saw that it was a great experience.  I talked with my family and had a great experience with Loomis so I will be up there in early September.”

He spoke about the advantages playing at prep school.

“I can play with Jaiden Delaire who is a top 50 player.  I can play with him and learn from him.  Once he graduates hopefully I can do the same thing where I attract other good players.  Get better with some other players out east.”

How has the travel team circuit gone?

“I think it has gone pretty smoothly.  When we merged with Mac Irvin we began to gel with these guys really fast.  We have a good team.  I think it is going real well.”

Creighton, UW-Milwaukee, Illinois, and Drake have offered Santos.  He discussed a pair of those schools beginning with Creighton.

“I like their style of play.  I know they use big wings.  Play a fast paced.”

What about UW-Milwaukee?

“They said they can use me as a versatile wing.  That they like big guards.”

What can he bring to a team at the next level?

“I am versatile and I think I blend well.  I can add a lot to the team.”