Top-15 sophomore Nate Bittle discusses recruitment, early Duke and Kentucky interest, more.

Remember the name, Nate Bittle. The 6-10 forward out of Crater, Oregon. Made a name for himself this summer and then at USA Basketball camp. Well known for his shot blocking ability and long wingspan, Bittle has made a name for himself and he’s one of the top big’s in his class.

“I would describe myself as a multi dimensional player who is able to shoot the ball, catch & finish at the rim, block shots and read the court well. My teammates can apply pressure on the perimeter knowing that I’m behind them to rim protect,” Bittle said on his game.

As for his recruitment, he’s already gotten several high major offers, included on that list: USC, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, Cal, Portland, and Tulane.

This summer he garnered national attention from some of the top schools in the country, among those interested is Duke and Kentucky.

“I have heard that Duke and Kentucky have expressed interest in me. I have had a conversation with Duke’s assistant Coach Scheyer. It was good to talk with him. They are both great schools and have each had some elite players in their programs, so to have them ask about me is pretty special. I just have to keep working and getting better to play at that level.”

Bittle has become a priority already, a special big man who can do multiple things on the floor. Several schools have watched him this season.

“Oregon State and USC have been to my games the last couple of weeks and I have talked with Oregon and Arizona the last couple of nights. A school that has not yet offered me is Gonzaga, but I talk with them often,” Bittle said.

As for visits, Bittle will have one upcoming.

“This weekend I will be in LA for my AAU teams parent/player meeting and I will also be catching the UCLA vs Arizona [@UCLA] game while I’m in the area. I plan on watching both styles of coaching and watching how the teams play to see if there’s a style of play that would be a good fit for me.”

Keep an eye out on Bittle and his recruitment on my twitter. Remember the name.

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