Nimrod Hilliard, a University of South Dakota men’s basketball recruit, was named the state of Wisconsin’s Mr. Basketball over the weekend.
In other words, Hilliard was voted the best player in a state with no shortage of legitimate Division I basketball stars.
A point guard for Madison East High School, Hilliard averaged 24.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game this season. He led his team to a 13-1 record despite being the only returning starter from the previous year.
Keep in mind, Hilliard is only 6-feet tall and 150 pounds. So, he might have some growing still to do, and with some time on a weight program, he’ll get stronger.
A question on a lot of people’s minds: How good will he be?
You almost have to wonder if the USD coaching staff will cut him loose as a freshman next season, USD’s first in the Summit League. Remember, the Coyotes graduated their starting point guard, Kendall Cutler. They have Louie Krogman, who has run some point, but Hilliard is a true point guard.
Here’s a video with some of his highlights