The Northwestern Wildcats are on a roll in the 2013 class. Last week they were able to snag a pledge from guard Jaren Sina, and now they have added a second to the class in the form of Nate Taphorn.
A 6-foot-6 combo forward, Taphorn is someone who can really stretch the defense with his three point shooting. He is in the mold of a fellow Illinois Wolves product who excelled at Northwestern in all-league player John Shurna.
According to Wolves boss Mike Mullins, Taphorn accepted the offer on Sunday night after the Wildcats spent the entire first evaluation period tracking him at every game.
This is big for Northwestern. The Wildcats have been looking for a forward who can really space the court and give space to guys like Sina and Jershon Cobb to do damage using the dribble and creating in the lane.
Taphorn has had an excellent spring and summer with the Wolves, showing off an improved all around game. To go along with being a shooter, Taphorn has given more effort than ever on the glass and also using the dribble to create for himself when defenders close out hard on him respecting his ability to shoot the ball.
A three-star prospect, Taphorn has been vital in the numerous tournament titles won by the Wolves so far this summer. As the second commitment in the class, the Wildcats are now off to an excellent start on the recruiting trail as they look to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.