Mike Nardi, a dynamic 6-1 point guard from St. Patrick H.S. in Elizabeth, N.J., helped lead his team in the high school national championship quarterfinals with a terrific tournament this past weekend at Seton Hall.
Nardi, who said that N.C. State is the leader in his recruiting process, may be one of the passing point guards in the 2003 class. Nardi has the skills to get everyone on his team involved in the offense. He throws a great lead pass in transition and uses the bounce pass with great skill.
Nardi told the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com that he has offers from Rutgers, Seton Hall and Villanova, while UConn, Pitt, N.C. State and Stanford round out his list of seven colleges.
Nardi said that Pitt, N.C. State and UConn haven't offered yet because the head coaches of those programs haven't seen him in action. Nardi has taken unofficial visits to Villanova and N.C. State in recent weeks. Because this was a camp, there were some schools that were represented at this event. For example: Villanova assistant Fred Hill was working the camp and it was obvious that the Wildcats like Nardi. But who wouldn't?
Nardi plans on attending the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis next month, and could play with either the Newark Rams program or the New Jersey Celtics squad.
Nardi said that he still plans on making a late summer decision. But his stock continues to rise. He is obviously one of the best point guards in the 2003 class.