Nate Britt is another in Roy Williams current run of left handed point guards. Britt is a five star stud and one of two committed to Carolina so far in the 2013 class. Britt fits in more of the Kendall Marshall mode than 2012 PG commit Marcus Paige who is more of a dual threat to score. Britt is a floor general, a true point and his game resembles Marshall’s a lot.
Britt is not known for his athleticism like most Tar Heel recruits. While he’s not a world class athlete, don’t let that fool you, Britt can run the Carolina transition. He has plenty of quickness and is very quick with the basketball in his hands. He’s just not a Ty Lawson, but he can down the floor efficiently enough. Britt’s basketball IQ has been sighted as far ahead of his peers. A true floor general, Britt understands the game and how to lead an offense in the half court.
While not a big time scorer, Britt does have three point range. A streaky shooter with a quick release who can create his own shot whenever he wants. His offensive game has a lot of potential and he could become a true dual threat PG with some development. Defensively, Britt is a smart on the ball defender and works hard on that end of the floor. He could have some trouble though with some of the quick, elite PGs at the next level.
A knock on Britt is his strength, he needs to add upper body bulk and strength in his lower legs. He can sometimes get caught in traps and has some trouble getting through full court presses. Both areas that strength, maturity and another year in HS can solve. Britt will enter in 2013 with another five star PG recruit waiting on him in Marcus Paige. Paige, the top PG in the 2012 class is currently rated as a four star recruit. If Marshall decides to stick around for his senior year, this could be a trio of PGs unlike any other in college basketball history.