Nico Felici

Nico Felici is averaging a career-high 13.2 points this season for Bellevue West.

​The Felici name is synonymous with basketball in the Metro area.

Bellevue West senior guard Akili Felici committed to UNO in August 2017. Her father, Dave, played for the Mavs from 1979-83.

Now Nico, Akili's twin brother, is having his best season for the T-Birds and garnering interest as a recruit.

"I want to go to the highest level I can, but at the same time go to a place where I will play," Nico Felici said. "I will wait to make a decision until after the season."

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Felici holds two scholarship offers from NAIA schools and another is likely.

"Doane and Morningside have offered, and Peru State said they would offer if I visit," Felici said. "The only place I have visited to this point is Morningside."

Division II schools Missouri Western State and UNK have also been in recent contact with Felici.

He's averaging a career-high 13.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game this season.

Felici wants to finish his career as state champion, something that motivated the T-Birds in the offseason.

"The first half of the season we used losing in the state championship (last year) as motivation," Felici said. "After we lost to (Lincoln) Southeast and beat (Omaha Creighton) Prep, we changed that mindset to being the best team we can be. We want to just compete against ourselves and be the be better every night than the last."

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