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Four-star 2018 forward Pete Nance commits to Northwestern basketball over Michigan, Ohio State

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Nance is a top-50 player in the country and is the highest-rated commit in Northwestern history.

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Four-star 2018 forward Pete Nance has committed to Northwestern basketball, he announced on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Nance, who attended Revere High School in Richfield, OH, is ranked as the No. 39 player in the class of 2018 by Rivals. ESPN, 247 Sports, and Scout all consider him a four-star recruit and rank him among the top 80 players in the country.

Nance’s decision came down to Northwestern, Michigan, and Ohio State. After visiting Evanston on Tuesday, he wasted little time in committing. The 6-foot-8 forward has great length, athleticism, and solid range on his jumpshot. This is a massive get for Chris Collins and his staff.

Nance’s ceiling might be higher than any recruit in Northwestern history. He has the chance to be an impact player right away, and an elite scorer and defender with NBA potential after some development.

If you’re wondering why his last name sounds familiar, it’s because Nance is the son of former NBA All-Star Larry Nance Sr. and the brother of current Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. Northwestern adds yet another famous family to its fanbase.

The 2018 class is off to an incredibly hot start already. Nance joins point guard Jordan Lathon, who committed on Sunday.