PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Demetris Nichols, a 6-7, 190-pound swingman from Baarrington, Rhode Island, has had a terrific tournament so far at the Charlie Weber tournament on the campus of Villanova.
Nichols dropped in 30 points in his last game and displayed a perimeter game that would make any college coach comfortable. Nichols will be taking a visit today after the Weber tournament concludes.
Nichols will be visiting Villanova. It appears the Cats are the only team in the way of stopping a commitment to Syracuse. "I like that Syracuse has had players similiar to me," Nichols said. "I am thin and long. I see myself in the same role Preston Shumpert played so well when he was at Syracuse."
Nichols said he is going to give Villanova a good, hard look. "It's a nice campus from what I can see right now," Nichols said. "They have a program on the rise." Nichols said he expects to make his decision by May 1st.
Nichols told us last night that he will also consider Providence and Seton Hall. "I have not ruled them out either," Nichols said. "But Syracuse is still my leader now."
He averaged almost 14 points a game, six rebounds, three assists, and three blocks last year as a sophomore. He was slightly above those figures as a junior. Nichols played with T5T Playaz this weekend and looked very comfortable with his new teammates.