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May 30, 2010

GASO: 2 minutes with LeBryan Nash

CARROLLTON, Texas - As a nationally ranked top-10 player, LeBryan Nash understands the pressure that comes with the ranking. Nash, a five-star junior at Dallas Lincoln High School, is ranked No. 4 in the latest Rivals150 for the Class of 2011.

Nash is playing with the Dallas Mustangs in this weekend's Memorial Day Great American Shoot-Out. TexasHoops.com Senior Writer Damon Sayles had a chance to sit down with the 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward.


What's the best thing about being ranked fourth in the country?
"More college coaches come to look at you. They want to see how great you really are. Also, more players try to get at you. They want to go one on one."

What's the worst thing about being ranked fourth in the country?
"Being at the top, the only thing you can do is fall. If you have a bad game, you'll have people always asking if you should be No. 4."

How is the summer going for you all in all?
"It's good. Every tournament and camp I've been at has been good. Being able to lead my team to the Real Deal [in the Rock tournament] meant a lot because our coach [Tony Johnson] had never won one. Going to adidas Nations was fun. I got to show that I'm one of the best in the country."

What's the one thing you've been working on?
"It's my defense right now. Coach always puts me on the best player. I want people to see that my defense has gotten better."

You have so many schools looking at you. What's one school that's been in it since Day 1?
"Oklahoma State's been recruiting me since the eighth grade. They always have been around to see me play. I get that from the other schools, but they've been around probably the longest."

What's the ultimate goal for the 2010-11 season?
"I'm trying to win a state championship. All the great players have done it. I don't want to be one of those players not to do it."

Damon Sayles is the Senior Writer for TexasHoops.com. Follow Damon and TexasHoops.com on Twitter
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