Providence Lands 2018 Forward Jimmy Nichols

Jimmy Nichols Providence

Jimmy Nichols, the 6-foot-8 small forward from Conway (SC) High School, announced his commitment to Providence on Tuesday via Twitter. Nichols’ commitment comes a few days after he took his first and only official visit to Providence (Sept. 1).

“It was the best choice for me because of the opportunity,” said Nichols in a TV broadcast with ABC 15. “They have three seniors leaving and most of them play my position, so that was the best move for me.”

Nichols joins AJ Reeves and Kris Monroe as the third commit in Providence’s 2018 class. Providence is also in the running for David Duke, who included them in his recent top five.

“Besides the college being small, which I thought was better for me,” said Nichols about Providence. “It was also about the college that they are. They’re a prestigious college.”

According to 247Sports, Nichols is ranked as the No. 186 player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 4 player from the state of South Carolina. He chose the Friars over his final three of Miami and South Carolina. Before naming his final three, Nichols also held offers from schools such as Arizona State, Georgetown, Hofstra, Murray State, Nebraska, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Rice, Rutgers, Towson, and VCU, among others.

“I’m very excited because it’s the Big East,” said Nichols. “You can’t go wrong with the Big East. I had Georgetown in there as well but the Big East was a big part in my decision.”

With Nichols’ commitment, Providence will have two remaining scholarships for the 2018 class. Along with David Duke, Providence is also targeting players such as Noah Locke, Khavon Moore, and Mohammed Abdulsalam, among others. Nichols’ commitment currently gives the Friars the No. 21 recruiting class in the nation and the No. 3 class in the Big East.

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