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Lyons Township 2015 point guard Harrison Niego is a tue leader in every sense of the word. The lead guard pushed his Chicago Lockdown 16U team during the spring and summer to new heights. Along the way they racked up the titles.
Niego is a tough point guard that understands how to run a team and get the ball to his scorers. He can also knock down shots from mid-range and three. Defensively he is a tough on ball defender.
Over the weekend Niego visited Northern Illinois and came away with an offer. The junior spoke with us about the visit.
"First we toured the campus and checked out what NIU has to offer. After the awesome tour we sat down with Coach Montgomery and Coach Larson. We talked about how I would fit in the Huskies' system. After that coach told me he would like to offer me a scholarship. I was excited and thankful for the opportunity to play for a great coach like Coach Montgomery."
Niego discussed what stood out about the NIU program.
"I was impressed with the commitment of the coaching staff to build a championship program on and off the court."
The Huskies coaches told the junior what they like about his game.
"The coaches liked that I shoot the ball well and I could play both the point guard and shooting guard positions."