Men’s Basketball head coach John D. Jones added a First-Team Florida All-State basketball player to his 2018-2019 roster when he signed 6’0″ guard Nick Baskin on Tuesday. Baskin joins fellow newcomer Jordon Jantzen as the first of a number of 2018 recruits who will join the TBC Eagles in the upcoming season.
Nick Baskin, Jr. — Gainesville, FL
Nick is a graduate of St. Francis High School in Gainesville. He averaged 17.4 points per game in 27 games as a senior for the Class 3A, District 2 regular-season champion Wolves, led by Coach Isaac Selva and Coach Billy Donovan. He had a season-high 26 points on January 16, and he topped 1,000 career points as a varsity player.
Nick also played at Hawthorne Middle & High School, joining Coach Greg Bowie’s varsity team in eighth grade. He totaled four years on varsity between the two schools. Nick is the son of Ms. Tica Williams and Mr. Nick Baskin, Sr.
Nick was a first-team Gainesville Sun All-Area player for four years, and he made the All-State roster as both a junior and a senior. He also won the Small School Player of the Year honor as a senior. Nick won district championships with Hawthorne in eighth and tenth grades and another as senior at St. Francis.
Gainesville’s WCJB-TV20 called Nick one of North Central Florida’s best athletes.
Nick played AAU basketball for eight years, winning one national championship and two state championships. He also played football for St. Francis for three years as a quarterback and safety.
In the classroom, Nick was an honor-roll student, making both the A/B honor or All-A honor rolls every grading period.
On Tuesday, WCJB aired a video report of Nick, highlighting his basketball and football accomplishments and his signing with Trinity Baptist College.
With several schools looking at Nick and his talent, Nick described why chose Trinity. “I chose TBC because when I came on my visit, I liked how the school was small,” he explained, “and I liked how you can get a lot of one-on-one help with the teachers. I really liked the Spiritual aspect of the school.”
After college, Nick plans to go overseas and play basketball or maybe join the G league. “I could also see my self doing something in the business field or real estate,” he proclaims. His life verse is Philippines 4:13, which says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Trinity Baptist College welcomes Nick Baskin, Jr. to the Eagles and the TBC community.
FEATURE PHOTO: WCJB-TV20 on Twitter
Stats: Nick Baskin on MaxPreps