One on One with Noah Batchelor: Rising Junior Breaks Down Game & Which 7 Programs Are Recruiting Him the Hardest
2022 Wing Noah Batchelor has been one of the fastest rising juniors in America this Summer coming off a productive outing for Team Thrill at the Summer Finale in Knoxville.
“I can shoot the ball really well, attack the rim off the bounce and I have a good midrange pull-up. It’s hard to guard me because I can score at all three levels.”
Good positional size at around 6’6, knocks down perimeter shots off the bounce and the catch, undervalued athlete. pic.twitter.com/kWLRItcahV
— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) August 3, 2020
At 6’6, Batchelor is a potent jumpshooter off the bounce or the catch with good verticality as a leaper that allows him to finish at a high level.
On the recruiting trail, the Maryland native is in the midst of the proverbial blow-up. Georgia, Penn State, Nebraska, Marquette, Wake Forest and N.C. State have all offered in the last 2 months alone. Those 6 join existing offers from Georgetown, Memphis, Maryland, Florida, Virginia Tech, Clemson and George Washington.
Already holding one of the more impressive offer lists in the nation, Noah is fielding interest from several other heavy-hitters.
“Purdue, Indiana, Pitt, Michigan, Stanford, Florida State, Rutgers, UConn, Creighton and BYU are all showing interest as well.”
Batchelor is still in the early stages of his recruitment, but 7 schools are making a push in hopes of securing his commitment down the road.
“I’d have to say Memphis, Maryland, Marquette, Georgia, Wake Forest, Georgetown and N.C. State are recruiting me the hardest right now.”
Noah doesn’t have a timeline, as the ongoing pandemic has precluded visits. But academics and relationship with the coaching staffs will loom large in the decision-making process.
“As of right now I don’t have a target date to commit. I’ll make a decision when it feels right. My Mom and I are really big on the educational resources available that will allow me to excel and then trust with the coaches and team is huge too.”
For now, the talented junior is locked in on becoming a better on-ball playmaker to end the Summer.
“I want to improve as a ballhandler and getting to the basket. I’m already solid, but just getting more comfortable generating my own offense.”