East Rock star Tyler Nickel commits to North Carolina
Nickel, a 6’8”, 210-pound forward, is a four-star recruit, and the 79th-ranked player in the Class of 2022, according to 247Sports.
Nickel had narrowed his college choices to UNC, Virginia Tech, Iowa and LSU.
“They’ve got a lot of good pieces there now but one thing they said they need now is a scoring wing,” Nickel told 247Sports. “That’s what I bring to the table, and that’s probably the most notable thing about my game. The fact that it’s a need for them gives me a good opportunity to come in and be that.”
Nickel averaged 33.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game for East Rock as a junior.
Story by Chris Graham