Nicolò Nobili, a 2022 prospect from Bologna, Italy, is playing his high school basketball at SPIRE Institute (OH) and has emerged as a forward to watch.
The versatile, 6-foot-9 forward recently added an offer from Holy Cross, and also has offers from Sam Houston State, Boston, Lafayette and Lehigh, according to his Verbal Commits page.
“Coaches like the versatility I have since I’m big and have size but I’m skilled and can play with the ball, shooting, handling and passing,” he said. “I understand the game pretty well and that’s why I play as a big playmaker–bringing the ball up, being able to score and to make plays for me and my teammates.”
The improving forward is looking to develop into an even more lethal threat on the floor and believes he can do that by working on a few things on the offensive end to prepare him for the college level.
“I’m working on my ball handling and shooting from the dribble,” he said. “I’m also watching many games that we played in the last tournaments because I want to understand better how I can facilitate the game for me and my teammates as well because I want to win every game in July.”
Nobili will likely see more programs get in touch but for now, he’s taking the time to visit the ones that are really showing interest. He recently took a visit to Holy Cross and had nothing but good things to say about his unofficial.
“It was really good,” he explained. “The campus is beautiful and the facilities were great as well.”
Soon after his visit to Holy Cross, he took an unofficial to Boston, which went really well.
“It was a great visit over there…really nice city,” he said. “The campus is in the city and the program is amazing–winning program.”
Next up is Lafayette for Nobili. He doesn’t have an official date but does plan to go before the live period starts.