Class of 2020 Team Why Not shooting guard Nimari Burnett was looked upon as a high major recruit prior to AAU this season, but definitely boosted his stock even further with how he performed in the Nike EYBL. Burnett played a key role in Team Why Not’s run to the Peach Jam championship and has received offers from Marquette, Nevada, Indiana and Texas A&M since. He talked to Prep Circuit on his season and the spike in his recruitment.
Q: You took off this year on the EYBL circuit. What was it like to see your hard work pay off this way?
A: “I feel like I’ve been working hard enough to play on some of the big stages I’ve played on this year. I felt like I produced well and helped me get to the point we made it to.”
Q: What schools have been the most active with you since being able to contact you on June 15th?
A: “Stanford has definitely been the most active. Gonzaga hasn’t offered yet, but they have been talking to me. Ohio State has also been talking to me along with some others.”
Q: With you being a high academic kid, what’s intriguing about Stanford?
A: “It’s bigtime because Stanford is such a good school and it will set you up for life if you go there. That’s the biggest thing I can get out of it.”
Q: Ohio State is another option of yours. What do you like about them?
A: “I had to take a visit there it’s so beautiful. Seeing the view from the library to everything else about the campus was great. They have been active by talking to me every day and making sure I feel comfortable.”
Q: What do you like about Gonzaga as a potential destination for you?
A: “I had played with Dream Vision earlier this year and Dominick Harris plays for that team. He is committed to Gonzaga so I can play with him and see what he likes about them. It’s been good hearing from them too.”
Q: Are there any schools that you are looking to visit after July?
A: “I’m definitely looking to go to Stanford again. I’d also like to visit Indiana, Illinois and Gonzaga if I can make it happen.”