2023 PG Nasir Whitlock (DeLaSalle HS) is one of the top rising prospects in the Midwest. After a huge Spring and Summer playing with Gain Elite at both the 16U and 17U levels, Whitlock was named to the 2021 NY2LA Basketball Underclassman 1st Team. NY2LA Sports caught up with Whitlock to update his recruitment, discuss his game, the grassroots season, and goals for his Junior Year.

Isaac Dennis: Where is your recruitment at right now? 
Nasir Whitlock: “I am taking my time on the recruitment front and not worrying about it too much right now. I just work as hard as I can be to be the best player I can be. I feel like if I work hard the recruiting will take care of itself.” 

ID: What schools do you talk to the most?
NW: “Tulsa, Princeton, Harvard, Michigan, DePaul and schools like that. I am about to go on some unofficial visits in the next couple weeks too.”

ID: Where are you headed for unofficials?
NW: “I am headed to Princeton first and then probably DePaul. I am just trying to schedule them so I don’t miss that much school. I would probably try to get to Michigan too in the next 3 or 4 weeks.” 

ID: How was your experience playing with Gain Elite in the NY2LA Association?
NW: “It was a good experience. I played against some of the best players in the country like Seth Trimble, Anthony Black and Leon Bond. We played against a lot of different team styles too. On some weekends we had to play against 3 or 4 different play styles and try to find a way to win.

ID: What are your goals for your Junior Season?
NW: “As a team captain one of my goals is to be a good leader and teammate. As a team I want to get back to the state tournament, that was fun last year. Individually I want to do whatever it takes to win and make my teammates better.” 

ID: Describe your game in 3 words.
NW: “Athletic, Smart, and Shooter is what people normally talk to me about after watching me play. People have been asking about my bounce lately, I had 4 or 5 dunks the last game I played in. If I was describing myself, I would talk more about my passing because I get a lot of joy from setting my teammates up to score.” 

Look for Whitlock to see his stock continue to rise on the National Radar this winter and into next spring.