One of the better Canadian players in the class of 2005 has decided to play his basketball in the South -- in Brooklyn, USA. Compared to Nathan Skinner's hometown, Etobicoke, Ontario, Brooklyn is considered South.
"He's at Bishop Loughlin in Brooklyn right now," said his head coach from last season, Kevin Scarlett. "It was a good opportunity for him to play against the American kids."
Skinner, who participated at the ABCD camp in Teaneck, New Jersey last July, averaged 32 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and almost four blocks a game while playing at Father Redmond High School in Etobicoke, Ontario.
"He can do several things well," said Scarlett. "He can score, rebound and block shots. He's going to be a fine player in college."
Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. John's, St. Peter's, Manhattan, and Hofstra are among the schools that have taken a look at Skinner. It's likely that if Skinner has a big year in the tough New York City Catholic League he will receive quite a bit of high recruiting interest over the next year.