Men’s Basketball: Northwestern adds another 4-star recruit

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter

Men’s Basketball

Northwestern landed its second recruit of the 2018 class Thursday in four-star power forward Pete Nance, who announced his decision on Twitter. The announcement comes on the heels of four-star point guard Jordan Lathon’s commitment Sunday.

Ranked as the No. 64 player in the nation by 247Sports, Nance is coach Chris Collins’ top prospect to date. Much like Collins, the 6-foot-8 forward comes from a basketball family as the son of retired NBA All-Star Larry Nance, and the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr.

The youngest Nance had previously narrowed his targets to NU, Michigan and Ohio State and adds size, athleticism and respectable guard skills to a Wildcats team looking to solidify itself as a Big Ten contender.

Lathon, meanwhile, will bolster a guard rotation that will lose stars Bryant McIntosh and Scottie Lindsey to graduation.

After adding a single recruit in 2017 — three-star guard Anthony Gaines — Collins is off to a hot start in the summer after the Cats’ first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

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