Springfield, MA (Future150) -- Since Kevin Boyle has been at Montverde Academy (FL), the program has always pulled in elite talent from around the world, and this year's team is no different. The Eagles have had an influx of Canadian talent in the past two years and are led by a pair of talented sophomores in R.J. Barrett and Andrew Nembhard.
There has been some talk that the duo could be joining the 2018 graduating class instead, though. That is something that Nembhard addressed at The HoopHall Classic earlier this month.
"I think it's early, but personally I'm leaning towards 2018. My dad and I have been talking about it, and being able to get to play in college earlier, but it depends on my situation," he said.
A heady lead guard with size, Nembhard certainly looks as though he will be more than ready for the college level in 18 months. His speed, vision, and scoring ability make him an elite point guard prospect regardless of what class he is a part of.
Stanford, Virginia, Villanova, Oklahoma and Florida have been the programs recruiting him the hardest as a member of the class of 2018. There are other suitors for him as far as being a member of 2019, and it's likely that most of them will jump on board for him as a member of 2018 as well.
Playing with UPlay on the EYBL circuit, getting seen by the nation's top coaches isn't going to be a problem for the Canadian floor general. With Barrett alongside him, there will be plenty of suitors for the duo, regardless of what year they ultimately hit the college ranks.