FT. WAYNE, Ind. -- Drew Naymick, a well proportioned 6-10, 230 pound power forward/center from North Muskegon H.S. in North Muskegon, Mich., has two schools atop his list this spring.
Naymick, who is playing with the Grand Rapids Storm this weekend at the Spiece Run N Slam Tournament here, told the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com that Michigan and Michigan State are his top two schools at this juncture.
In addition to the two instate Big 10 programs, Naymick is also considering Ohio State, Wake Forest, Notre Dame and Stanford in his top six. Marquette and Wisconsin are also in the mix but reside outside the top six at this point in time.
Naymick said he has been offered scholarships by seven of the eight programs on his list with the exception of Stanford. The Cardinal can't typically offer a prospective student-athlete until he has been accepted by the school's admissions department. He is in the process of tackling that application this spring.
"It's been going well," Naymick said of the recruiting process. "They haven't been able to call me yet, but once I get out to see all of the schools, I will have a better idea of where I would like to go."
With such a heavy concentration of Midwest area programs on his list, Naymick has made a spate of unofficial trips to many of the schools on his list, including Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
He said he would like to take unofficial visits to both Wake Forest and Stanford this summer.
"I want to make a decision before the start of the [high school] basketball season," Naymick said. "I will probably sign in the fall but nothing is certain at this time."
A broad shouldered redhead, Naymick has particularly fine touch around and facing the basket, and has a solid low post game with his back to the tin. He moves adequately and seems to be pretty coordinated, although he is not an explosive big man in terms of athleticism at this stage.
Naymick plans to attend the USA Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs next month as well as the Nike All-American Camp in July. He will then tour the summer circuit with the Grand Rapids Storm program, whose summer stops should include Jerry Mullen's Kansas City tournament and the adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas.
This past season, Naymick averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks per game. A terrific student, he holds a 3.63 GPA and has notched a 29 score on the ACT.
We will keep you posted on Naymick and other top prospects in the Class of 2003, so stay tuned.