Prep Hoops Iowa had their eyes on the southside last week when they featured sophomore Nate Feller in a profile piece.
By T.J. Rushing
Posted On: 03/15/18 8:33 PM
Des Moines Lincoln is in the midst of a rejuvenation, and its 6-foot-3 sophomore shooting guard Nate Feller is at the forefront.
The Rails finished this season 5-18, but things are looking up — there were only two seniors on this year’s team — and it’ll be Feller’s team to lead the next two seasons.
The younger brother of Graceland-bound forward Will Feller, Nate explained to PHIA what is it that makes him one of the CIML’s most productive 2020s.
“I’m a really good catch-and-shoot guy, I get down there and run my lanes correctly. I’ve been working on that all my life. I’ve been wanting to work on ball-handling, so I can bring the ball up the court sometime,” he said.
“What I bring to the game is some good passing, and I want to win; and obviously, at Lincoln, we haven’t been that good. But, we’re making steps in the right direction, and I think I’m a big part of that.”
Feller was good as a sophomore with the Rails. He averaged 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.
“I played a pretty big part as a sophomore. And even though I was a sophomore, I was one of the leaders on the team,” said Feller. “Next year, I’ll be the main leader, and my coach has already talked to me about that; about being vocal and leading by example.”
Now, it’s the offseason for Feller and the rest of high school hoopsters around the country. Last spring and summer, he played with Kingdom Hoops Elite 15U. He’s not sure yet who he’ll play with this grassroots season.
“I know for a fact I’ll be playing with a team, but I haven’t made my decision yet on who I’ll be playing with,” said Feller.
“I’m definitely going to be working on my ball-handling a lot, so that I can be more versatile. And I’m going to try and put myself in bigger leadership positions, so that I can be more used to it next season when I take on that role at Lincoln.”
He added: “I just want to be a more versatile player and get better at every category.”
As for recruitment, he’s still a bit young, but Feller hopes it’s something that crops up for him this summer.
“I hope it happens pretty soon. My brother is going to Graceland on a scholarship, and I’ve talked to their coaches. Other than that, not many colleges have noticed me yet.” said Feller. “I hope this summer I can prove that they’re missing out so far.”
Future Railsplitters! Join our Lincoln Varsity High School Coaching Staff and players for a week of skills and team-building at the Roundhouse.
We are excited to teach you the skills and drills you’ll need to work on year-round to play basketball at Lincoln High School.
Click the link below to sign up! Please bring your own ball and a ton of enthusiasm! See you in June!
Basketball players are made in spring and summer. With that in mind, the Rails Basketball Club is committed to providing a 12-month player development experience for southside basketball players. Working alongside the high school teams at Des Moines Lincoln High School, the Rails BC organizes player development opportunities and schedules offseason tournaments and leagues.
At the Rails BC, we also fundraise to provide camp, clinic and AAU scholarships for our athletes.
With support from the southside community, supporters and Lincoln alumni we are committed to the growth of Des Moines Lincoln Basketball while creating athletes that succeed at the high school level and beyond, on and off the court.
Members will get their names listed in our programs and on our website.
Members will get their name or their business name listed on our schedule poster. Businesses will also get their logo on our program and our website. Maroon businesses will also be recognized during home games in the 2018-2019 season.
Member businesses will be announced at every home game, get their name listed on our poster and get their logo on our website and in our game day programs. We will also take our picture with our players at your business to post on our social media pages and website as a thank you.
Members will have a ‘6 x 3 banner made with their business logo. Members will also get their name on our poster and logo on our website and game day program. We will take a picture with your banner to post on our social media pages and website. In addition, you will have the opportunity to be mentioned as the sponsor of our free throw line, three point line or timeouts.
Where Does the Money Go?
The purpose of the Rails Basketball Club is to provide opportunity for southside youth. The money that we raise goes to the Southside Player Development Initiative. This funding allows us to bring in outsourced offseason player development specialists, play in June tournaments and send our promising players to camps and clinics with no cost to our families.