More on the Jays 2021 commit Ryan Nembhard.

He is mature enough and he is ready.

Courtesy: #TeamCanada

Creighton received a pleasant surprise yesterday with the early commitment of Canadian standout point guard Ryan Nembhard. Ryan has received a bucketful of collegiate offers and many had assumed his selection process would continue into the fall, given the lack of visits due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Ryan has drawn a lot of interest his play over this past year, with several schools in the mix. His play in last June’s FIBA U16 Championships opened the eyes of many of the experts. Nembhard followed that up with sterling play this year in helping Monteverde Academy to the #1 spot in High School ball.

“With that, he’s drawn tons of college interest and offers. Many of whom would’ve taken him for either class but will now obviously accept the fact that he moved up one class.

Stanford, Seton Hall, USC, Arizona State, (Florida, Ohio State) are among those involved,” he said. Also mentioned some new programs involved which include Creighton, Gonzaga and Maryland.” – Jake Weingarten, StockRisers

“The 6-foot-1 guard is a quick and tough-nosed prospect at the point of attack that makes everyone around him better. He brings great composure and a pace for the game, and is more than capable of defending the opposing team’s best ballhandler.” – Corey Evans, Rivals

Courtesy: #TeamCanada

Claude Nembhard (Dad) discussed the decision. “I just think that he is mature enough and he is ready. He has been playing up and has never really played his age. He belongs in the 2021 class and academically, he is really good so there is no need in prolonging it,” he said.

“Ryan is one of the premier guards in America at both pushing the ball in transition and putting pressure on the ball-handler full court,” Montverde coach Kevin Boyle said. “He’s a great student and leader.”

All indications point to the Jays picking up a great PG in Ryan and an excellent reload guy for the 2021 season. Ryan is an excellent start to the 2021 class. Way to go Coach Mac!


CU lands 1st 2021 Commit!

PG Ryan Nembhard of MVA Commits to Creighton.

Courtesy – Tipton Edits

The Jays strike early with their initial 2021 commit. Monteverde Academy’s Junior PG Ryan Nembhard (4-Star) commited today to Creighton University. Coach Mac and staff have been recruiting Ryan since the Spring of this year. Ryan had moved up to the 2021 Class earlier this year. He (Ryan) took a virtual visit to the Hilltop in May, but according to an article on Stockrisers an early commit was not expected.

Ryan not only plays for MVA, but also on the Nike EYBL Circuit with UPlay Canada, and also with the Canadian U16 FIBA team. 147928342/#:~:text=Ryan%20Nembhard%20is%20the%20younger,commitment%20of%20the%202021%20Class.

“I just felt like from the jump I had a great relationship with coach McDermott and the rest of the coaching staff,” he said. “They also have a great play style that really fits me. I feel like I can contribute early and get a lot better with there player development.”

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The Jays had been looking for another point guard for 2021 to augment the potential loss of Marcus Zegarowski after this season. Now they have 2 in Ryan Nembhard and 2020’s Rati Andronikashvili. Andronikashvili, at 6-5 can play both guard spots.

Nembhard is a great pickup for Creighton and their first for 2021. The Jays have 2 more open scholies for 2021, three if Zegarowski leaves early. The 2021 recruiting cycle has the makings of a great class for the Jays and the Ryan Nembhard commitment gets this class off to a great start. Congrats to Coach Mac and staff for their tireless work in securing Ryan for the Hilltop.

Roll Damn Jays!


Courtesy: Creighton Athletics