Nick Alikakos: Elite 2 Spotlight Preview

Name: Nick Alikakos
Class: 2017
School: Episcopal
Height: 6’7”
AAU: Team Final

Nick Alikakos

Nick Alikakos

Nick Alikakos is a winner. That’s what college coaches are saying anyway. As far as Nick goes, he addresses it in a more humble manner, “I just have a passion for the game. I play as hard as possible and try not to take any possessions off.”

The gritty forward does a lot more than hustle. Nick is skilled off the bounce with a killer mid-range game and the ability to finish at the cup. His versatility at 6’7” is a matchup nightmare for smaller wings or bigger post players.

All of this and more is what led to the fury of phone calls Nick has received since June 15th. He has heard from the likes of Stanford, Temple, St. Joe’s, Virginia Tech, Iowa, Princeton and Boston University. He plans to visit St. Joe’s and Princeton before the month’s end.

After growing 4 inches in the past two seasons, Nick is ready to prove his worth in the post this summer as well, “I have always worked on my post game with Coach Conlin at Episcopal and Coach Burt with Team Final. Now that my athleticism and height are increasing I can start to use it more often.”

Over the next few months during AAU and Hoop Group Elite Session 2, Nick plans to improve his outside shooting, speed and strength. If his body continues to build you will see growing interest in Nick. Expect offers to come flying in before summers end.

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