Wyatt Nausadis Commits to American
This past weekend, St. Francis High School (Traverse City, MI) alum 2024 6’4” guard Wyatt Nausadis announced his commitment to American University following his transfer to The Newman School, joining the Patriot League for the 2024-25 season.
Last year, Nausadis helped bring Traverse City St. Francis to a 24-5 overall record and an MHSAA Division 3 State Finals appearance, leading the Gladiators to a Lake Michigan League title in the process, with a final league record of 13-1. He was named to the 2023 Michigan Associated Press Division 3 All-State First Team for his performance throughout the season, during which he averaged 20 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals per game.
“I’ve been working hard for four years, and I kind of thought maybe this would come sooner, and then my decision, which I’ve talked about, to go to the Newman School, definitely paid off,” said Nausadis in an interview with UpNorthLive’s Harrison Beeby. “It’s literally nonstop. I kind of have to keep my phone on no matter where I go, because you never know who’s calling at what time.”
Nausadis collected nine D1 offers after making the transfer, also including from Dartmouth, Boston University, Holy Cross, Stonehill, Bucknell, Le Moyne, Niagara, and South Alabama, as well as two D2 offers from Bentley and Grand Valley State, all within the span of 15 days this past July.
“Athletes, I feel like, are at a disadvantage living in northern Michigan compared to other locations, and I kind of proved that,” he continued in his interview with UpNorthLive. “I mean, I went out to the east coast for a month, and I started picking up Division I interest,” he ultimately concluded.
It really is incredible to see the boost that transferring to a New England prep school can give to a prospect’s recruitment in terms of increasing exposure generally, and even garnering Division I interest specifically. It will be exciting to see how Nausadis’ career progresses over the next few years competing in the Patriot League with the American Eagles.