|Nate Houston III-2022 Toledo|
Playing up on the 8th grade GESU squad, Nathaniel Houston III (5’9/WF/2022/Toledo) is having an impressive school season so far. In fact, Houston is averaging 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game while playing against 8th graders. This past weekend, Houston was one of the leading scorers (along with Fiesal Crumby Jr.) and helped lead his GESU team to the championship of Eddie Norrils' Bee Spotlight MLK Day Youth Tournament in Toledo. In the championship game against a Brayden Lichtenburg led St Johns Academy team, Houston finished with 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. In that same tournament, Houston had a high of 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
We’ve seen Houston play on several occasions, both with his Toledo Wildcats team and at our September elite showcase, where he participated in the prestigious Ohio North vs South All-star Game and played his way into the final all-star game on Sunday. Not only do we have Houston listed among the top 10-15 players in the state; we selected him as First Team All-Ohio last season. We’ve always been impressed with Houston’s size and his ability to both power his way to the cup and hit from the perimeter. At this point, it’s unclear where Houston will be playing AAU ball, as he will not be returning to the Toledo Wildcats this season. We hope to get another look at Houston at out March 4th elite showcase.