After already holding a division two offer for himself, Nolan Minessale has now picked up his first division one scholarship offer. Last fall, he received his first offer coming from Northern Michigan. Following player of the year honors in the Greater Metro Conference during his junior season, the super bouncy 6'5" wing had a stellar spring season with Chapman Basketball Academy he has received an offer from St. Thomas of the Summit League. 

“It feels great to receive my first D1 offer,” Minessale said about the St. Thomas offer. “this has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. At the same time, it makes me want to work harder and keep getting better.” 

After taking a visit to the Minnesota school, there are already several things he likes on and off the court. “There are a lot of things about the school that I like and that stood out. It’s easy to say that a school had a very nice campus, which is true with St. Thomas, but it’s rare to see a great culture in a program that can be proven by the success they have been able to have and the story that goes along with it. It was definitely a great experience and stands out as a school with a very bright future and something you want to be apart of. Not only in basketball but beyond that as well.”

Minessale along with Tim Franks, Michael McNabb, Isaiah Allen, among others on Chapman Basketball Academy formed one of the top 17U teams NY2LA so far this season. “The spring with CBA went very good. I love to have the chance to play with the talent all around on Chapman. I also think that having a chance to play with a coach like Joe Chapman has been so beneficial for me. 

In addition to his pair of offers, the rising senior of Marquette University High School (WI) is receiving interest mainly from programs in the Horizon, Summit, and Ivy conferences.