ArizonaPreps.com Recruiting Analyst
The top remainning uncommitted recruiting target in the state of Arizona's 2009 class has been Basha High School's 6-foot-4, 195-pound senior guard Nick Markovich .
Nick Markovich should see serious recruitment this spring. Markovich saw his recruitment soar in the fall, especially after being selected as the Tournament Most Valuable Player from last year's Arizona Preps Fall Showcase . As a result, Markovich received numerous visits to his school by college coaches, including visits from assistant coaches from such schools as Iowa, Colorado State, Utah State and SMU.
Basha High School Head Coach Brad Pinter advised Arizona Preps that assistant coaches from numerous division-I program across the country have and continue to contact him, looking to get an update on Markovich's recruitment or an evaluation of him as a player.
Rather than rush to a decision, Markovich has instead focused on his development as a true combo-guard and having a strong final senior season.
This season Markovich has led Basha HS to a 17-9 record and a first place standing (5-1) in the 5A's Central Region . Markovich has averaged an impressive 18.5 points , 5.7 assists , 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals per/game . Well rounded numbers for a top ranked perfomer in the state.
Recently, Markovich has seen his recruitment begin to soar once again. He recently received a visit to his school from an assistant coach from the University of Toledo, whom should be putting an official offer on the table as soon as Markovich can schedule an official visist to their school this spring.
Markovich will also be receiving a visit at Tuesday's (2/17) home game against St. Mary's HS from assistant coach Larry Walker from the University of Hawaii.
According to Markovich, he has also officially received a scholarship offer from Sacramento State, and serious interest from as of late from SMU and Northeastern.
Markovich advised us that he first plans to finish his senior season strong by leading his Basha Bears as far as he can in this year's 5A Division-I state playoffs. Then he will look to schedule official visits to schools before making his decision.
And Markovich's recruitment should only continue to heat up in the spring as he is one of a few college prospects left in the country that has his combination of size, basketball skillsets and leadership qualities. Markovich is also a very good student and already an academic qualifier.
Arizona Preps will continue to follow the recruitment of Markovich closely, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.