Nickel earns first Big Ten offer

East Rockingham sophomore forward Tyler Nickel has received a scholarship offer from a Big Ten program.
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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- East Rockingham sophomore forward Tyler Nickel has received a scholarship offer from a Big Ten program.

Nickel posted on Twitter Thursday evening that he's received an offer from Penn State. Nickel now has two Power Five offers, Penn State and Virginia Tech, to go along with offers from James Madison, VCU, and Old Dominion.

Nickel averaged 26.7 points per game as a sophomore during the 2019-2020 season. His 1,464 career points is the most in VHSL history for a boys basketball player through their sophomore season.