TEANECK, NEW JERSEY -- Bobby Nash, III, a polished 6-6, 195-pound swingman/shooting guard from Iolani High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, said at the adidas ABCD camp on Fairleigh Dickinson's campus that he was filing a waiver request on the 100-mile rule so he can play with EBO at the Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas.
As we reported earlier this week, as a result of a court suit the NCAA agreed to publicize the waiver procedure for student-athletes who are irreparably harmed by this rule.
Nash plans on attending the Pump's West Coast All-Star Camp at Cal-State Dominguez Hills. "And, I'm going to be working on improving my skills," he said.
Nash was named to the camp's senior all-star game after averaging 14.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.8 blocks over the eight games this week while hitting 34.3 percent of his three point shots (12 for 35). He had eight points in the all-star contest.
He helped the Hornets achieve fourth place in the bronze division scoring 16 points in the finals against the Pistons.
What separates Nash from many of his counterparts are his well-rounded game, versatility, and polish. Nash is capable of playing anywhere from point guard to small forward, and not just just adequately, but very competently.
Nash is being recruited by UCLA, West Virginia, Hawaii, Loyola Marymount, Princeton and Pepperdine. "There are other schools on my list," he said. "And I'm open for other recruiting situations."
Bobby's dad is an assistant coach at Hawaii, but he says that he is going to let the recruiting process play out before making any decisions. Because he lives so far away from the U.S. mainland, many coaches only get the chance to see Nash play during the summer. "These camps and tournaments really help players hone their skills against top competition," he noted. "And the game is getting better on the island as more players have an opportunity to participate in these events."
This past season at Iolani, Nash averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and nine blocks per game. He had averaged 12 points, eight rebounds, and three assists per game as a sophomore.