Charlie Easley

Charlie Easley, who's averaging 22.3 points per game, is a big reason why Lincoln Pius X is one of the best teams in the state this season.

Lincoln Pius X guard ​Charlie Easley is one of the state's top scorers at 22.3 points per game. The three-year starter is also one of the top in-state players in the 2019 class whose recruitment is still open.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior holds a Division I scholarship offer from The Citadel. He took an official visit to the campus in late August but later decided it wouldn't be a good fit.

Division II schools UNK, Wayne State and Rockhurst (Mo.) have offered Easley and are in contact with him often.

"I got a lot of interest from the regional Division II schools like Emporia State, Northwest Missouri State and some others in the area," Easley said.

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UNO is among the Division I schools that continue to be in regular contact with Easley. Drake recently asked for film. Nebraska has talked to him about walking on.

Pius has a 16-2 record playing a predominately Class A schedule this season. The Thunderbolts are one of the favorites to win the Class B state championship in March, but Easley and his teammates prefer to focus on getting better every day.

"We just can't get relaxed and settle for being good," Easley said. "We have had a good stretch of games and won a lot of games but at the end of the day it's all going to reset at district time and if we aren't getting better then we will be beat."​

Planning to major in business, a strong academic institution will be a crucial part of his college decision.

"Academics is a big part of it and how they see me fitting into their program and why they want me to go there," Easley said.

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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