Drew Naymick (right), a well built 6-10, 230 pound power forward/center from North Muskegon H.S. in North Muskegon, MI, decided that he will continue his career at Michigan State. Naymick, who was also considering Michigan, Ohio State and Stanford, said, "It was a tough choice. They are all good situations and excellent programs, both academically and athletically."
"It was a gut decision," he said. "It really came down to a basketball decision. I have a lot of confidence in Coach Izzo and his staff and I'm confident that Coach Izzo will stay."
"Michigan has a great program," he added. "They've proven they can win." Other schools that had recruited Naymick include Marquette, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.
"In addition, I'll have a good mix with the players, especially with Paul Davis," Naymick noted. "He's comfortable at the high post while I'll be at the low post."
RivalsHoops.com's no. 86 player has a strong post game. A broad shouldered redhead, Naymick has a particularly fine touch around and facing the basket. He also has a solid low post game with his back to the hoop.
"I'm getting ready to leave for the adidas Big Time Tournament," Naymick said.
This past season, Naymick averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks per game. A terrific student, he holds a 3.63 GPA and scored 29 on the ACT.
"I think after the NIKE camp I proved I can play with the best players in the country," Naymick said. He also was one of 48 players selected for USA Basketball's Fifth Annual Men's Youth Development Festival last month.