Busting Brackets put out an article yesterday about Nesbitt’s 11 finalists and how he fits into each program. Here’s what the author said about SLU (pretty sure he meant A-10, not Big Ten in this):
Saint Louis Billikens
With the Missouri Tigers not even among the group of 11, the Billikens represent the true “hometown” option for Nesbitt. And the program, coming off a 23-win season, has great momentum at the moment. They’re likely to win even more games for the upcoming season, returning their top three contributors, including Hasahn French and Jordan Goodwin, who each averaged a double-double.
Nesbitt would be part of the new core after the juniors leave, joining Oregon center transfer Francis Okoro and guard Gibson Jimerson. Saint Louis would benefit from retaining a local talent such as Nesbitt in its effort to stay near the top of the Big Ten. For the player, he would have a much better chance at early minutes and thriving overall in NCAA Basketball.
Jordan Nesbitt is going to make one of these programs very happy in their respective 2021 recruiting class. As of now, there’s no clear-cut favorite to land him. Without official visits at the moment, Saint Louis may have a slight edge being the local option. But don’t underestimate the other coaching staff among the top 11, who are more than capable of landing this player’s signature at the end of the day.