After closing out the regular season with a 10-point win over the Vanderbilt Commodores, Kermit Davis and his staff stayed busy on the recruiting trail, adding a verbal pledge from Nick Krass. The 2022 prospect from Biloxi, Miss. recently concluded his junior season, suffering an overtime loss in the third round of the 2A Mississippi playoffs.
As a junior, Krass was a key cog for the Fighting Irish, averaging close to 20 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and three steals per game. Krass and St. Patrick finished the year with a 24-5 record.
Despite a light offer sheet and lack of overall interest nationally, the Rebels felt confident enough in their evaluation to submit an offer to Krass after seeing him do some ridiculous things on the court in 2020. Krass had at least 10 games this year with 20 or more points, one game with 33, and another where he went off for 40.
The 6-foot-4 guard could potentially fill an outside shooting void for the Rebels that was sorely missing in 2020-2021. Ole Miss struggled to find consistent success from deep and Krass is a prospect who could alleviate that with his ability to stretch the floor and get open behind the arc.
How does he fit in?
Krass will need to continue to fill out an already lean frame, but the length lends to his ability to get open for not only outside shots, but also getting into the lane and finishing at the rim. He has a full year of high school left, so he could absolutely get into the weight room and build some strength, but for now it will most likely benefit him to enjoy a redshirt year in Oxford.