It's still pretty early for members of the class of 2013. But, that hasn't stopped Nate Britt from making an early name for himself as one of the top prospects in his class.
A standout 6-foot-1 point guard at traditionally strong Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga College, Britt also runs with the mighty D.C. Assault during the summer. Britt carries the reputation of a playmaking floor general.
"I think that I'm a facilitator of the offense and that I get the ball where it needs to be," Britt told Rivals.com. "I can pass, I get my teammates open looks and I'm also a playmaker who can score some. Whatever my team needs done, I feel like I can do it."
A pass-first point guard who is comfortable in both wide-open and half-court styles, Britt has an outstanding feel for the game and involving others. Even though he's only a sophomore, he's trying to be a vocal leader as well.
"I feel like more of a leader out there," said Britt. "Coach and I talked about me being an extension of him on the floor this year and that's what I've focused on."
A skinny kid who doesn't lack toughness, Britt is still developing and doesn't think he's close to having a complete game. Because of that, he considers himself a gym rat.
"I'm working on knocking down open shots and being more consistent behind the three-point line," said Britt of what he's focused on. "We do a lot of work in the gym with Coach Blair, our strength coach. I think the strength will come and I stay in the gym because I always feel like there is something I could be working on."
Britt's current level of play, work ethic and potential haven't been lost on college coaches. To date, he counts Texas, Duke, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgetown, Seton Hall, South Florida and others as his most ardent supporters.
According to the four-star prospect, he'll lean heavily on his family when it comes time to make a decision. That decision, though, is still down the road. He's not in a rush to name favorites or do anything besides focus on improving and savoring the moment.
"Right now I'm just enjoying the process," said Britt. "I'm looking at all the schools that have interest and taking my time."