#BrandonClayTV: Nicole Melious – SMP College Recruiting Exposure Member


Name: Nicole Melious
Height: 5’8”
HS Grad Year: 2023
Position: PG
School / Hometown: Susan Wagner HS (Staten Island, New York)
Club Team: Hoopers NY

Player Evaluations:

Date: August 22, 2021
Location: Brandon Clay Training Academy (Atlanta, Georgia)
Evaluator: Brandon Clay

This was our staff’s first chance to train with the talented middle school prospect. Hurst showed plenty of prowess on the offensive end already. She has a confidence that most young players don’t possess especially late in games. That said, Hurst will be able to keep growing with her on-ball defense too.

Date: January 2020
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway

Melious is a crafty, playmaker who is proving to be one of the nation’s best at her position in her class. She has a savvy ability of making the right play at the right moment consistently. Her shot making is consistent from behind the arc. However, as she proved at the PSB Elite 32 in 2019, she can score the ball from all over the court. Melious is far from a ‘shoot-first / shoot always’ guard that dominates the action. The freshman is a willing passer who will keep her head up and find teammates for easy buckets. Since she has demonstrated all these skills and a unique maturation at a young age, Sharon Versyp and her staff extended an offer to Melious following the summer evaluation period. Melious accepted and is committed to continue her playing days in West Lafayette. The challenge for the 5-8 guard, aside from incremental improvement over the next three and half years, is to maximize her athletic potential. She is far from being out-matched athletically; however, she will square off against athletes who are more physically gifted than her in future contests. Dedicating herself to maximizing this aspect of her game should pay dividends in the future.

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