After a strong summer in which he put himself on the map as a Division I recruit, Butler Prep senior guard Marvin Nesbitt Jr. ended his recruitment by committing to University of Missouri-Kansas City on Friday.
The 6-foot-4 Nesbitt is a high-flying player with upside who attacks the basket aggressively and can finish difficult shots near the rim.
Nesbitt took an official visit to UMKC and was impressed by everything the program had to offer.
"I picked UMKC because the opportunity was wide open," Nesbitt said. "I have a chance to go get a great education and always fulfill my dream of playing Division I basketball. I love the coaching staff and also my future teammates. Since the first time I visited I knew it was the place where I wanted to go."
Nesbitt was an honorable mention selection for the Class 1A/2A IBCA Boys Basketball All-State Team as a junior before his breakout summer playing with the Chicago Demons on the grassroots circuit.
Nesbitt joins Kansas City native and point guard DeMarco Nash in UMKC's 2017 class.