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Miami Basketball Recruiting: Oregon State hosts Jared Nickens

2014 three-star swingman Jared Nickens will be on an unofficial visit today to check out the Oregon State Beavers, who are one of a few Big Six programs to have offered the Pennsylvania recruit. Nickens is well-regarded for his quick release and excellent outside shot, and he has received interest from a few major programs as well.

Nickens currently has offers from Oregon State, the Miami Hurricanes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Temple Owls, Providence Friars, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Maryland Terrapins, USF Bulls, Oklahoma Sooners, UMass, SMU, VCU, Dayton, Creighton, the Seton Hall Pirates, and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

The 6’6″, 175 pound Westtown School standout is best fit at small forward, but he is more of a swingman due to his shooting ability. His biggest offer is from Miami, and they offered just recently at the end of April. He was also visited by the Oregon State Beavers, so it looks like the interest from the Beavers has picked up recently.

Nickens has received interest from schools like the Syracuse Orange, and he visited the ACC newcomers back in August. He has seen his recruitment explode, and the flurry of recent offers has to do with his performance at the Pitt Hoop Group Jam Fest. We always knew he was an excellent shooter, but the athletic winger also showed his ability to score by aggressively driving to the basket. Nickens has asserted himself as one  of the top scorers in the 2014 class, and he is not even close to making his college decision. That leaves room for the major programs with interest to offer, and this is also a good chance for Oregon State to assert themselves further in Nickens’s recruitment. A lot of credit has to be given to the Beavers staff, because they caught onto Nickens before bigger schools like Maryland or Miami did.

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