BRYAN, Texas — Zach Nutall is wanted man right now.
The 2020-2021 Southland Conference Player of the Year has heard from nearly a dozen college basketball programs since entering his name in the transfer portal on Monday, including a handful of power five schools.
Nutall tells KAGS Texas A&M, Texas, TCU, Arkansas, Georgia, SMU, Memphis, Wichita State and Western Kentucky have reached out in the past 72 hours. Nutall says he wants to stay in state though, so you can cross some of those off the list already.
Nutall said he doesn't have an exact time table on when he wants to make a decision, but he does hope to have a new home sometime in the next two weeks.
He says he always dreamed of playing college basketball on the power five level and he's ready to take his game to that stage.
"I'm looking for playing style, looking for a place where I can be me," Nutall tells KAGS. "Being a leader, being the loudest in practice and that not being a problem with the coaches and staff. I just want to be me. I don't need a play drawn up for Zach Nutall, I just need an opportunity to go out on the court and show my presence."
The Bryan High School product was unbelievably productive during his three seasons at Sam Houston, earning All-Conference honors twice. This past season, Nutall averaged 20 points and 6 assists per game.
Jason Hooten's Sam Houston squad will return six of its eight top players from last year, including fellow First Team All-Southland Conference performer Demarkus Lampley.