Posted On: 10/22/18 11:20 AM
A top point guard in Utah’s Class of 2020, Nate Maiava has a new team this season and is looking to break out and show that he’s a legit college hoops prospect.
The talented floor general spent his first two high school seasons with Kearns, he’ll spend this season at Jordan, and is eager to show his improvements.
“I’ve been sharpening my decision making by watching a lot of film. I’ve been keeping my handle tight and gotten more efficient on finishing around the rim. But I think the area that I took to heart to work on is my jump shot; long ball 3s and mid-range pull-ups,” said Maiava.
He was staying busy this spring and summer, playing with Utah Basketball Club 17U. “It was a good summer, a lot of coaches came to watch our games and I personally think I performed well and gave a lot of effort.”
He also played with Jordan plenty this offseason at team camps.
“I played very well and as far as my role it has changed dramatically; at Kearns I was the facilitator, I got my team in spots and I gave them the ball in spot where I knew that they could make a play, now going into my junior year playing at a new school, I have become a real floor general,” said Maiava.
“I have to now control the tempo of the game and score when my team needs it. I need to set my team up as well as myself to score in order to win the game. I am more of a leader now here at Jordan High School.”
Maiava’s goals for the coming season?
“I want to be mentioned in the conversation for best point guard in the state. By the end of the season I want to project myself to college coaches and pick up a Division I college offer by the end of the season.”
He added: “As far as team goals I think it goes the same as everyone else and that is to win state. I believe we have the players and coaching staff that we need to compete at a high level.”